Counterfeiters strike Rising Sun businesses
— At least three town businesses have been struck by suspected counterfeiters in the past week, reported Francis “Chip” Peterson, chief of police.
“They’ve been at multiple places, but we’ve confirmed three,” Peterson said Monday as he released surveillance photos of the possible suspects.
While the photos came from the A-Plus on East Main Street in Rising Sun, Peterson would not divulge the names of the other two businesses, nor would he say what denominations of bills were being passed off as real currency.
“Most of these were in the evening,” Peterson said, adding the suspects were seen leaving one store in a minivan.
State police in Pennsylvania are working a similar case in which groups of women are attempting to pass $20 and $50 bills.
Peterson said at one business the employee caught the fake before it could be used.
“Two others found out when through their bank,” he said.
He said in all the cases in town the suspects attempt to make a small purchase with a large bill.
“Check your currency,” the chief urged businesses.
Anyone with more information on the suspects, including identities, should contact Rising Sun Police at 410-658-4101.
This is one of two suspects Rising Sun police are hoping the public can help them identify. Counterfeiters have struck at least three businesses in town, passing off fake cash to make purchases.
This is one of two suspects Rising Sun police are hoping the public can help them identify.