Boy, 10, Tips Off Cops to Mother's Conterfeiting Operation

A 10-year-old California boy dropped the dime on his own mother last month when he told deputies about her bogus money operation, court records showed.

Jessie Reed, 30, of Bakersfield, faces charges that she counterfeited money and identification cards after the boy gave authorities phony money that Reed allegedly created. He also told investigators that she had a computer that makes fake identification cards.

Deputies executing a search warrant seized computer disks, scanners and printers.

Reed is due in court Friday. She faces several charges, including second-degree burglary, unauthorized use of identifying information of another and possessing driver’s license/identification to commit forgery, according to Kern County Superior Court records obtained by The Bakersfield Californian.

Deputies said she was arrested July 4 and posted $50,000 bail the same day.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.