Forum staff reports, Published December 20 2012
Fargo police warn about counterfeit $100 billsPolice warn about
counterfeit $100 bills
FARGO – Police here are warning businesses that they have received two reports of counterfeit $100 bills being used.
A customer attempted to pass a single $100 bill at a store in West Acres mall. In a separate incident, three $100 bills were accepted at a bar in the West Acres area, according to Sgt. Mark Lykken.
The Fargo Police Department is asking merchants to scrutinize $100 bills taken as payment and reminding them that counterfeit detection pens aren’t 100 percent accurate, Lykken stated in a news release.
Merchants have the authority under federal law to seize suspected counterfeit money, and they shouldn’t return it to the customer attempting to pass the fake bills, Lykken stated.