A Temecula man was allegedly caught with counterfeit money and access cards, police said today.
Jorge Soares Jr., 44, was taken into custody shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday when police went to investigate a report of a stolen car in the 3200 block of Via Sabino, according toTemecula police Sgt. K. McDonald.
"The vehicle originally thought to have been stolen was proved to not be stolen," McDonald said, in a news release. "However, a subject [Soares] who was driving the vehicle was found to be in possession of counterfeit bills and counterfeit credit cards."
A probation search of Soares' residence revealed items allegedly related to the possession and manufacturing of counterfeit access cards, stolen mail and stolen identification cards, according to McDonald.
Soares was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of possession of fictitious bills and possession of fictitious access cards.
Further charges were anticipated after additional investigation was completed, McDonald said.
Soares was being held on $5,000 bail and was due in court Tuesday, sheriff's jail records showed.
Anyone with further information regarding this alleged crime was encouraged to contact Investigator Williams at the Temecula Police Investigations Bureau at 951-696-3000.