The Casper Police Department is asking businesses who receive counterfeit money to contact officers as soon as possible.
Over the last two weeks, Casper Police Detectives have discovered counterfeit money used at seven local businesses. In these particular instances, the suspects made purchases of less than twenty dollars and paid with a counterfeit one hundred dollar bill.
As part of the ongoing investigation, many retailers told officers they did not know that law enforcement should be contacted when they came across counterfeit money. Anyone who comes across counterfeit money should contact law enforcement as soon as possible. Quickly learning about new occurrences of counterfeit money usage in our community, and getting the counterfeit bills out of circulation, greatly assists detectives in their investigative efforts. This also helps protect the entire community from becoming further victimized by these counterfeit bills.
At this time, Detectives believe the originating suspects are traveling using the counterfeit bills. However, Detectives also believe that several unaccounted counterfeit bills are still circulating within the community as a result.
If you come across or receive counterfeit currency in Casper, please contact Casper Police Detective Patrick at 307-235-8278.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.