Counterfeit bills turning up

Two counterfeit $100 bills turned up at local gas stations in recent days.
Sandusky Register Staff
Nov 7, 2013

On Monday night, a manager at the BP on West Washington Street came across a counterfeit $100 bill while she was counting money at the end of her shift, according to a Sandusky police report.

The bill was dated 1985 and passed a counterfeit pen identification test, but a bank later confirmed it was fake, the report said.

The following day, Perkins police learned of a similar complaint from the previous evening, according to a Perkins police report.

A clerk at the Perkins Avenue Friendship Food Store said a man entered her shop around 7 p.m. Monday and tried to pay with a $100 bill she was sure was counterfeit.

The clerk told the man she couldn’t accept a $100 bill, so she returned it to him and allowed him to pay with a $20, the report said.

Officers plan to review surveillance footage from the store. The incidents remain under investigation.

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The Hero Zone

Have you all seen the new $100s? Certainly odd-looking but hopefully a lot more secure.

Anonymous Enigma

The new ones will definitely be harder to counterfeit, but what about the millions of old $100 bills still in circulation? There's always going to be counterfeit money, it just depends on how good the counterfeiters are, on how far that money actually gets.

Raoul Duke

If we all agree that it's worth $100, then...

Good 2 B Me

If we have the technology to make the bills, the technology exists to fake them. Sad, but true.

wowbagger

I would look at anyone skeptically running around with a $100 dollar bill. In today's economy those are rare, And using them on gas station purchases are rarer.

Unassumer

using them on gas station purchases is more rare. you're welcome.

Unassumer

I don't know about everyone else but if I cash my paycheck they always give me at least one $100 bill...I don't see anything rare about having a $100 bill.

enough of the bs

My truck needs one of these and a couple of its smaller friends just to fill up once a week, and that's just to go to work. I see nothing skeptical about them, but then again I don't drive a Prius sized vehicle that my 6'3" frame can't fit into...

Informed

It is my understanding that Korea is the leader in making realistic counterfeit $100 bills. The thing is you can't really blame the person using them, as they may not have any idea they are counterfeit. One time I got one from a bank!