A man was arrested early this month at the San Manuel Casino for possession of equipment to produce $100 bills.
When Oganes Darmanchyan, a 38-year-old resident of North Hills, Calif., was first arrested on April 1 at the Highland casino for possession of drug paraphernalia, he gave a false name of Arbak Nazaryan, according to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The San Manuel Department of Public Safety had notified investigators that Damanchyan’s vehicle contained equipment to produce counterfeit $100 bills. Detectives served a search warrant on the vehicle and discovered a mobile counterfeiting lab, which included a computer, USB drives, printers, seals, plates, gold flake and miscellaneous tools used to produce counterfeit currency.
At noon on April 3, Darmanchyan was booked on the additional charge of PC 480(a)- Counterfeiting / Forgery. He remains in custody at the Central Detention Center. Bail was set at $50,000.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or leave information on the website at wetip.com.