UPDATE: Woman pleads guilty to passing counterfeit bills

(ABC 6 News) – A Cannon Falls woman accused of using bills marked “”For Motion Picture Purposes” to pay for goods pleaded guilty to one charge of counterfeiting of currency earlier this month.

Rebecca Jean Dunn, 23, was sentenced to two years’ supervised probation and ordered to pay a $600 fine, as well as $100 restitution to Hy-Vee Crossroads in Rochester.

Dunn was also banned from the Rochester Hy-Vee location, as well as Rochester’s McDonalds location on Commercial Drive SW.

An additional charge of counterfeiting of currency–using or possessing was dismissed at sentencing.


(ABC 6 News) – A Cannon Falls woman appeared in Olmsted County Court Wednesday on counterfeiting charges originally filed against her sister.

Rebecca Jean Dunn, 23, faces two charges of counterfeiting of currency–using or possessing after allegedly using bills marked “For Motion Picture Purposes” to pay for goods.

According to court documents filed in September, Rochester police went to two businesses Dec. 13, 2022 after a woman handed a fake $100 bill to a cashier at a Crossroads Drive SW building, then tried to give another fake bill to the manager of a Commercial Drive restaurant.

The manager originally identified the woman as Jolissa Dunn, based on her previous employment at the restaurant.

Both of the bills were marked “For Motion Picture Purposes.”

Dunn’s sister, Jolissa Dunn, was identified as the owner of the suspect vehicle shown in surveillance video, and Jolissa Dunn was originally charged with counterfeiting.

However, Rochester police later spoke to a woman who said Rebecca Dunn had spoken to her before about trying to “trade in” fake money, but how businesses wouldn’t take it, according to court documents.

The woman said Rebecca Dunn also had fake currency “pasted” on her own car’s dashboard.

According to court documents, Rochester police spoke to Rebecca Dunn in June, and she said she knew one could order fake money on Amazon, which usually says “prop money” or “fake money” on the bill.

She said she “modge-podged” some to the dashboard of her car and showed the vehicle to a member of the Public Defender’s Office who compared a photo of Rebecca Dunn to the suspect in the Dec. 13 counterfeiting incidents.

According to court documents, police claim Rebecca Dunn has the same tattoo as the woman who used the counterfeit bill at Crossroads Drive SW.

The counterfeiting charges against Jolissa Dunn were dropped.

ABC 6 News previously reported that Rochester resident Rhonda Ann Malloy, 45, was charged with counterfeiting after using the same type of fake bill at a SW Rochester business.

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Malloy’s counterfeiting charge was dismissed in early September as part of a plea deal, in which she pleaded guilty to two counts of theft by shoplifting in exchange for the dismissal of several other cases.

Rebecca Dunn’s next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 17.


Note: Rebecca Jean Dunn was charged with both instances of alleged counterfeiting originally attributed to Jolissa Nicole Dunn in September 2023. Jolissa Nicole Dunn’s charges were dismissed.

(ABC 6 News) – A Stewartville woman appeared in Olmsted County Court on two charges of using counterfeit currency at Rochester businesses on Dec. 13, 2022.

According to court records, Rochester police were called to two different Rochester businesses after Jolissa Nicole Dunn, 23, used fake $100 bills with “FOR MOTION PICTURE PURPOSES” marked on them to pay for food and drink.

Police claim witnesses to the crimes identified Dunn’s vehicle and license plate.

One witness at a Commercial Drive restaurant reportedly identified Dunn by name, as she had previously worked at the business.

Dunn’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 1.