Sheriff: Counterfeit $100 bills being passed in Amish community

1:06 AM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
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WAYNE COUNTY -- The Wayne County Sheriff says that suspects have been passing counterfeit $100 bills in the Amish community.

These bills look very genuine at first glance and will pass the "pen test" vendors often use. This is because the bill is printed on a $1 bill.

It is common for those involved in these crimes to bleach the $1 bill and then print larger denominations onto the now-blank bill.

The money then feels real and will pass the pen test.

In the most recent case, the suspects were driving a black minivan occupied by a man and two women, all with visible tattoos.

The offenders purchased produce and provided the "one hundred dollar bill" for payment and received change.

Note that the serial number being used in these recent cases is CB18595868F.

It is also worth noting that the printing is upside down on the back of the bill.

If anyone has information on this case, please contact the Wayne County Sheriff's office at 330-287-5750.


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