Location: Ave 296/ Rd 152 Visalia Ca

Incident Date: 05/31/2015

Case Number: 15-6806

Victim: Albert Bentley

Posted by: Media Relations

Suspect: (S-1) Princess Garcia (Visalia)

      (S-2) Kenneth Choate (Pismo)

      (S-3) Kathryn Wagher


On Sunday May 31st 2015, Deputies were dispatched to the Visalia Swap meet located in the area of Ave 296 and Rd 152, in regards to a report of a subject passing counterfeit US currency to the vendors at the swap meet. During the investigation it was determined that Princess Garcia had purchased items with the counterfeit US currency.  

Further investigation led to the discovery of a counterfeit operation in the City of Visalia. The suspects were in possession of a large amount of counterfeit US currency and the equipment needed to make the counterfeit bills.  Kenneth Choate and Kathryn Wagher of Pismo were arrested and booked at the Adult Pre Trial Facility without incident. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department (559)733-6218.