Crime Report: Counterfeit Bill Discovered at City Treasury Department

The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A counterfeit bill was discovered recently at the , according to reports.

A clerk in the department called police after a resident tried to make a payment with a $100 bill on Friday, Sept. 7. The clerk told police that she checked the bill with a detection pen and ran it through a scanner, and that it showed signs of being a fake.

Police spoke with the resident, who said he got the bill from the Chase Bank on Ford Road about a month prior.

An officer took the bill to a counterfeit money expert at Comerica Bank, who initially believed it to be real. However, after running several tests, she said that it was not valid.

A check with Secret Service further confirmed—via its serial number—that the bill was counterfeit. Police then turned it in to federal authorities.

For questions on this crime report, email dearborn@patch.com.


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