An attempt to pass a forged check at a North Bend bank at closing Wednesday, April 4th, led to the arrest of two suspects and the discovery counterfeiting materials and drugs.  According to a news release from North Bend Police Dept., the attempted crime at the Umpqua Bank branch on Broadway Ave., was reported to police at 5:05 p.m. by bank employees.  The male & female, later identified as 34-year old Samuel Senner, Springfield, & 38-year old Allyson Thompson, Kappaa, Hawaii, allegedly attempted to pass a forged check.  Police contacted the two and “were able to confirm that the check they were attempting to cash was fraudulent and was connected to an earlier report of fraudulent account activity from the legitimate account holders.”  A “significant” amount of methamphetamine was discovered during a search and the two were placed in custody, transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.  A search warrant was obtained for their room at the Super 8 motel in Coos Bay.  “During the search, further evidence of Counterfeiting, Forgery, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Identity Theft, Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine were seized.”  The two reportedly “have since continued to commit crimes of Theft and Fraud in our area.  Citizens and business owners should remain vigilant.”