Two people recently released on bond after an arrest for passing counterfeit money at a Spotsylvania County business were arrested again over the weekend following a chase in North Carolina during which fake money was tossed out of their fleeing vehicle, police said.

Timber Wayne Veverka, 26, and Debra Whitley Collins, 21, were arrested again Sunday just outside New Bern, N.C. They were charged with numerous new offenses and are being held in Craven County, N.C., police said.

Both Veverka and Collins have the same Georgia address, though Veverka used to live in the Fredericksburg area and has a criminal record in Spotsylvania.

He was arrested in Spotsylvania on Nov. 29 after police got a call about counterfeit money having been passed at a fast-food restaurant the night before. A patrol sergeant spotted Veverka at a county motel early the next morning carrying a printer.

Spotsylvania police said Veverka put the printer down when he saw the officer and took off running. He was found hiding in a vehicle at a nearby business a short time later.

Collins was found in a motel room flushing fake money down the toilet, police said. She and Veverka have multiple charges in Spotsylvania and have preliminary hearings set for Jan. 22.

Both were released on bond from the Rappahannock Regional Jail last month, but their freedom was short-lived. Investigative Sgt. Mike Sawyer of the Craven County Sheriff’s Office in New Bern, N.C. said police went to a Waffle House there Sunday after a couple left without paying their bill.

Deputies spotted the suspect vehicle on Interstate 70 and pursued them as they threw counterfeit money out of the window. Their vehicle struck a police cruiser during the chase, Sawyer said.

After getting the vehicle stopped, Sawyer said police found counterfeit money, a printer used to make counterfeit money, numerous identifications a credit cards, drug paraphernalia and stolen property in the vehicle. Both were charged in North Carolina with numerous offenses, including possessing counterfeit instruments, possessing stolen property and felony eluding.

Veverka was jailed under a $1.5 million bond, while Collins’ bond was set at $1 million.

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