New York man arrested after BCSO deputies find counterfeit bills in car

Jonathan Pequero
Jonathan Pequero

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A whole lot of money landed a New York man behind bars in New Mexico.

According to a criminal complaint, 20-year-old Jonathan Pequero was pulled over Monday. When officers searched the vehicle, they found more than $12,000 in counterfeit bills.

Deputies believe Pequero was using the money to buy items and then returning the goods for legitimate cash.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says the car he was in had been stolen from the Los Angeles Airport. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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