Woman tried to cheat police charity with fake $100 bill at Country Thunder

Florence — A woman from Surprise, Sarah Faultner, is accused of trying to pass off a fake $100 bill while entering a raffle for an organization that helps the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty during Country Thunder.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, the 20-year-old Faultner paid for $50 of raffle tickets from the 100 Club of Arizona. After handing Faultner her change, the 100 Club worker noticed the bill had a weird texture. When examined, the worker saw “play copy money” was written on the counterfeit bill, according to the sheriff’s office.

“It is sad that someone would try to take advantage of a charity, especially a charity that supports law enforcement,” Sheriff Mark Lamb said in a news release.

Faultner’s arrest was one of only 11 the sheriff’s office made during the four-day Country Thunder music festival. Deputies responded to a total of 215 calls within the concert and campground area, most for disorderly conduct, fights, noise or medical issues. In 2018, there were 227 calls.

About Arizona Daily Independent News Service 1905 Articles
Under the leadership of Arizona Daily Independent Editor In Chief Huey Freeman, our team of staff reporters work tirelessly to bring the latest, most accurate news to our readers.