Four people were arrested after using counterfeit money at the Mobil Gas Station on North Coast Highway this week, according to Laguna Beach police.
Rosa Mojica, 63, Tania Santoya, 33, Roberto Jose Rodriguez, 33, and a 16-year-old male juvenile were all arrested Thursday for burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of fraudulent items and counterfeiting. All four are from Santa Ana.
Mojica and Santoya had felony burglary warrants out for their arrest. Santoya had a warrant for $15,000 bail.
A station employee told the police that two men tried to use counterfeit money Wednesday evening. He noticed something was wrong and confronted them, but they fled in a 1996 Chevy Camaro. The attendant was able to get a partial license plate.
Laguna Beach police found the car, with the four suspects inside, on Pacific Coast Highway near West Street and initiated a traffic stop.
They found $5,000 in counterfeit money hidden in Santoya's pants, according to a press release.