Ashley Fuhrmeister earned her 15 minutes of fame as Miss North Wildwood in 2007.
But for beauty queens, a brush with the law has a way out outliving all the accolades.
Detectives say they printed fake $50 bills and used them at two local stores, including the Wawa on New Jersey Ave. in N. Wildwood.
21-year old Ashley and her mom, 44-year old Kelly Nowacky are charged with having forgery equipment, forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery.
A third suspect, John Laughlin of Belleplain, N.J. faces similar charges.
Nowacky and Laughllin were both sent to the Cape May County jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Fuhrmeister was charged and released on her own recognizance.