Sunday, August 28, 2011

Enjoy the Hill Country but don't use funny money

What a sneaky counterfeiter!

Bleaching $5 bills and turning them into $100 bills.

Until he or she will be caught.

Counterfeit $100 bills spur probe in Kerr County
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

KERRVILLE — Three phony $100 bills that surfaced in Ingram this month have prompted an investigation by the Secret Service and Kerr County authorities.

“We’ve got some good leads we’re working on,” Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said of the case, in which two bills were successfully passed and a third was declined by the same merchant.

He said the specialized pens often used by merchants to detect bogus bills don’t work on the phony $100 bills because they were created by copying the $100 bill image onto $5 bills whose ink had been bleached out.