MORGANTOWN (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is working with state and local police to find three people suspected of spending about $5,000 in counterfeit $100 bills at Monongalia County retail stores.
Granville Police Det. Ken Fike says the two men and a woman have passed the fake money in purchases at Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Target and other retailers, mostly at University Town Center. The transactions started Jan. 30.
U.S. Secret Service agent Ron Layton tells the Dominion Post that the counterfeit notes appear to be bleached $5 bills.
Authorities say that the three may be driving a white Chevrolet Suburban, perhaps with Maryland plates.