For Immediate Release
Eight Recent Incidents of Counterfeit Bills
The Springfield Police Department has received eight reports of passing counterfeit bills in the last few weeks. The denominations of the bills that were passed ranged from a $5.00 bill to a $100.00 bill. The Police Department wants to remind all businesses and private individuals to carefully examine currency that is received during a transaction. Whenever you believe that you are receiving counterfeit currency, don’t hesitate to contact 911 and request a police officer. If you wish to receive further information as to how to detect counterfeit currency, you may go to www.secretservice.gov and then click on “Know your money”. For other crime prevention tips, you visit www.springfieldmo.gov/spd.
The following cases have been reported:
- 09-1666 (Juvenile suspect)
- 09-1667 (Juvenile Suspect)
SPD Case Number: See above
Media Contact: Major Kevin Routh, phone: 864-1754; Release authorized by: Major Kevin Routh