SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 21-year-old San Diego man on Thursday admitted making fake $5, $10 and $20 bills by scanning and printing real money on his computer.
Kevin J. Cave, who pleaded guilty to a federal charge of manufacturing counterfeit United States currency, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced
Dec. 5 by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns.
Also on Thursday, prosecutors announced that a retail store cashier, Erik R. Wallen, pleaded guilty Monday to passing about $31,500 in counterfeit currency through the store over the past several years.
Wallen, 32, admitted that he printed the counterfeit United States currency from an electronic image of a genuine $100 bill that he scanned on to his computer.
He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced Jan. 9 by U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan.
The San Diego County unemployment rate remained steady at 3.3 percent between November and December despite a loss of 3,500 jobs.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California on Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Scattered showers and lower temperatures are in the forecast Friday for San Diego County with snow possible in the mountains at gradually lower elevations throughout the day.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.