Counterfeit $100s surface in Carbondale
December 11, 2008
CARBONDALE ” Three counterfeit $100 bills were handed over to Carbondale police this week, but no other area police agencies on Thursday reported bogus money showing up in other parts of the Roaring Fork Valley.
According to Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling, one bill was left at the police department anonymously early in the week, and two others were turned in on Thursday by the managers of local restaurants The Black Nugget and The Pour House.
Schilling said the bills have been turned over to federal authorities. An agent at the U.S. Secret Service, which investigates counterfeiting activities nationwide, declined to comment as to whether the agency had received the bills from Carbondale, or whether an investigation had been started into possible counterfeiting activities in the area.
Schilling suggested that area businesses be on the alert for the bills, and use what his office termed “counterfeit detector pens” on any suspicious bills that come across their counters.