WOOD RIVER — A man and woman from Missouri have been charged in a counterfeiting case.
In a press release Monday, Deputy Chief Dan Bunt said Kristen M. Lenz, 35, of Imperial, Mo., was charged Monday with four counts of forgery, a Class 3 felony. Her bond was set at $40,000.
Nathan A. Hickam, 33, of Barnhart, Mo., was charged Monday with one count of forgery. His bond was set at $15,000.
The counterfeiting, involving $20 bills, was reported Feb. 27 and Feb. 29 at a Walgreen’s in the 1100 block of Vaughn Road.
Bunt said police received a call from a resident Thursday, March 3, who recognized the female suspect at Wood River Walmart, 610 Wesley Drive, Wood River. Police had previously publicized a surveillance photo of the female suspect.
Officers arrived and located the suspect, who was identified as Lenz. She was wanted on two felony forgery warrants from Missouri.
On Friday, March 4, the investigation led investigators to a Granite City motel, where Hickam was taken into custody. He was wanted on a felony domestic battery charge from Missouri.
A search warrant on the motel room yielded additional evidence in the case.
Both Lenz and Hickam were held pending the forgery charges in Wood River. The cases were presented Monday afternoon to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.