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Black Eagle Father, Son Face Forgery, Evidence Tampering Charges

15 December 2004

MONTANA -- As reported by the Great Falls Tribune: "A Black Eagle father and son allegedly passing fake $20s at a Great Falls casino and convenience store appeared Monday in Justice Court, each charged with forgery and tampering with evidence.

"Career criminal John Adolph Martinez, 49, and his son Mathew, 18, are being held in Cascade County regional jail on $100,000 and $50,000 bond, respectively.

"The two allegedly were passing the bills at the Royal Flush Casino, 605 2nd Ave. N.W., early Monday morning. They left and went to the Mini Mart at 1225 Central Ave. W, where they exchanged more fake bills, police said.

"They were on their way back to the casino when police, who had been alerted by casino employees, pulled them over.

"As they were being pulled over, John Martinez handed some of the phony money to his son, who tossed pieces out the window, police said.

"…The two will be arraigned in District Court in the next few weeks…"

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