Grand Junction Police officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of North Avenue over reports of two dogs locked in a hot car. Once there, police found far more than they bargained for.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, officers contacted the driver, 28-year-old Sinda Sikala. Following a background check, officers discovered Sakala had an outstanding warrant for forgery and driving under restraint.

Here's where it gets really weird, following a search of her purse, officers found two $20 bills and a photocopy of a $20 bill. After a closer look, it was determined the two $20 bills were counterfeit.

Hang on, it gets weirder. Sakala admitted to officers the presence of more counterfeit bills within the vehicle, not to mention the machine that prints them. Following a search of the vehicles, officers found sheets of paper printed with images of  $5 and $20 bills.

Further investigation uncovered two credit cards belonging to individuals other than Sakala. The suspect was unable to explain how the cards came to be in her possession.

Sakala was transported to the Mesa County Jail on charges of:

  • Criminal possession of a forged instrument
  • Criminal possession of a forgery device
  • Criminal possession of two or more financial devices
  • the original warrants for her arrest

What about the dogs, you ask? According to posts on Facebook, the dogs are okay, and have been returned to their rightful homes.