Bakersfield woman accused of counterfeiting money

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Bakersfield woman was arrested Tuesday on allegations of counterfeiting U.S. currency.

Shannon Nicole Johannsen, 34, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury, according to prosecutors. She's accused of intent to defraud and counterfeiting Federal Reserve notes.

Johannsen allegedly used the fake money at various businesses, including a casino in Bakersfield and a cellular phone store. A search of her residence revealed digital images of $100 bills for use in counterfeiting activities, according to prosecutors.

If Johannsen is convicted, she faces a maximum statutory penalty of 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.