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DATE/TIME:   April 03, 2019  12:00 p.m.


INCIDENT:      PC 480 – Counterfeiting / Forgery


LOCATION:    San Manuel Casino – 777 San Manuel Boulevard, Highland


SUSPECT:      Oganes Darmanchyan, 38-years-old, resident of North Hills, CA





On April 1, 2019, Oganes Darmanchyan was arrested at the San Manuel Casino for possession of drug paraphernalia.   During his arrest, Oganes gave a false name of Arbak Nazaryan.


The San Manuel Deparment of Public Safety notified investigators Damanchyan’s vehicle contained equipment to produce counterfeit $100.  Detectives served a search warrant on Darmanchyan’s vehicle and discovered a mobile counterfeiting lab which included a computer, usb drives, printers, seals, plates, gold flake and miscellaneous tools used to produce counterfeit currency.


On April 3, 2019 Oganes Darmanchyan was booked on the additional charge of PC 480(a)- Counterfeiting / Forgery.  Darmanchyan remains in custody at Central Detention Center with bail set at $50,000.  He is scheduled for arraignment on Friday, April 5, 2019 in San Bernardino Superior Court.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the website at



Refer:  Deputy A. Lopez

Station: Central Station

Case #: 771900367

Phone No: (909)387-3545



JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department