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Local Counterfeit Cash leads to Secret Service Investigation

(Gillette, Wyo.) After several fake bills have been discovered circulating around Campbell County, Gillette Police have called in the Secret Service to help with the investigation. Over the weekend a 62 year old man reported that he found a fake bill he believed he'd acquired from a fast food restaurant. On Tuesday morning, First National Bank of Gillette found a counterfeit twenty and a counterfeit hundred in their night deposits. The $20 bill had come from the south Shell gas station. The $100 bill had been deposited by a landlord who said he'd received it as part of a rent payment. The number of fake bills has led law enforcement to contact U.S. Secret Service, as a pattern seems to be emerging. (Before their most commonly known responsibility of protecting the President, the Secret Service was mainly responsible for investigating forgeries, especially after the Civil War.) If you suspect you have a fake bill or are being handed a forgery, the U.S. Treasury department recommends you contact police. If possible, put the money in a plastic bag and try not to handle it yourself too much. And don't confront someone you think is trying to pay you with a fake. Take down their information and call law enforcement. #county17 #news -- *Brenda Kirk* Community Maven for County17.com brenda@pitchengine.com | 614.940.7121 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities*http://pitchengine.com | Twitter | Facebook