Woman arrested for using counterfeit money to buy vehicle in College Place

Woman arrested for using counterfeit money to buy vehicle in College Place

College Place police are warning the public to be wary of online sales, after a local victim is ripped off while trying to sell their vehicle.

According to police, the victim was trying to sell their vehicle through Facebook Marketplace, and on Friday met with a potential buyer at their home in the 100 block of SE 3rd Street of College Place.

31-year-old Rebecca Ann Loehr met the victim, and after signing the title of the vehicle and driving away, the victim released the money given was counterfeit.

The victim told police the suspect was supposed to be heading to La Grande, Oregon.

Milton-Freewater Police later found the suspect and the vehicle in a short time later.

Loehr was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, and driving with a suspended license. She may also face charges of vehicle theft, counterfeiting, and obtaining a signature by deception. She was booked into the Umatilla County Jail.

College Place police want to remind community members that their parking lot is a safe internet purchase exchange location, which has surveillance equipment.