A probationer accused of producing fake currency at his Norco residence was charged Friday with creating fictitious bills and being in possession of counterfeiting equipment.
Kevin Anthony Galvan, 29, was arrested Wednesday in the 4100 block of Old Hamner Road, just off of Interstate 15, following a Riverside County sheriff’s investigation.
Along with the felony counts, Galvan is charged with probation violations. He’s being held in lieu of $250,000 bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning and is slated to make his initial court appearance Friday afternoon at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Torres said detectives were conducting a probation compliance check at the defendant’s residence when they discovered the alleged counterfeiting apparatus, as well as “several hundred dollars of counterfeit bills.”
It was unclear how long the operation had been underway.
Galvan was taken into custody without a struggle.
According to court records, he has a prior misdemeanor conviction for passing bad checks.
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