Police: Woman had counterfeit cash, shotgun

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A Wyandanch woman was arrested Monday night in Syosset after, police said, 76 counterfeit $10 bills and a loaded shotgun were found in the trunk of her car during a routine traffic stop.

Jennifer D. Mitchell, 33, of 323 New Ave., was arrested after the stop on Miller Road on 7:10 p.m. and charged with three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and environmental conservation law, loaded shotgun in a vehicle, as well as with several vehicle and traffic law violations, police said. She was arraigned Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead and held pending $25,000 bail.

Nassau County police said Second Precinct officers noticed there was no front license plate on the car she was driving southbound on Miller Road.

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After finding her vehicle had a suspended registration, police conducted a vehicle search and found the fraudulent $10 bills and the shotgun.

With Ellen Yan

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