Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrests In Forgery and ID Theft Case

May 15, 2017

The Sheriff’s Office made arrests in a highly sophisticated operation involving forgery and identity theft.  The suspect was making counterfeit bills and stealing identities using high quality bills with holographic markings that passed the marker test.

A Search Warrant was executed and we recovered $12,500 in counterfeit bills, 1.5 grams of heroin, 12 different ID cards, and a sawed off shot gun, in addition to a 13 year old runaway. An adult female was arrested on charges related to this case and a male was arrested on an outstanding warrant unrelated to this case.

Lance Williams, DOB: 07/18/85, has been booked into the Criminal Justice Center Jail on the charge of Forgery

Michelle Liali, DOB: 04/16/82, has been booked into the Criminal Justice Center Jail on the charges of Identity Theft, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Possession of Identity Theft Tools and Criminal Possession of Identity Documents - Multiple Victims.

Robert Gould, DOB: 08/31/68, was booked into the Criminal Justice Center Jail on the charges of  Criminal Possession of a Financial Device, Theft, Forgery (125 counts), Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of Tools for Forgery Device and Criminal Possession of Identity Documents - Multiple Victims.

Mug shots of Williams, Liali and Gould are attached to this Media Release.

For information on how to learn to authenticate your money and identify fraudulent bills, please go to www.uscurrency.gov.

We would like to express our appreciation to the members of the Colorado Automobile Theft Prevention Authority, Metro Vice Narcotics Intelligence and the United States Secret Service for their assistance in this case.

MR 17-060