(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
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.
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