Police Urge Vigilance in Fake $100 Bills Case
An investigation into a series of “good quality” $100 bills passed in several local businesses is ongoing, though police urge residents to keep a sharp eye out for any more.
Police Detective Sgt. Eric Dearcorn advised the fraudulent bills are not being noticed quickly, or frequently, enough. They are generally not discovered until later in the day when the business is counting money or when the money is turned over to banks.
The Gillette Police Department has yet to identify any suspects in the case.
“We have no idea where they come from, we have no commonality between businesses,” Dearcorn said.
Police are currently investigating seven counterfeit $100 bills, which are unlike any other counterfeit bills seized in recent months. The counterfeit $100 bills are “fairly good quality,” Dearcorn said.
“We’ve seen some counterfeit 50s and 20s, but it seems like the 100’s have just shown up here in the last couple of weeks,” he continued.
He advises residents and businesses alike to closely inspect any $100 bills they may receive.