Coun­ter­feit­ers strike Ris­ing Sun busi­nesses

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JANE BELLMYER

RIS­ING SUN

jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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.

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“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.

PHOTO COURTESY OF RSPD

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.

PHOTO COURTESY OF RSPD

This is one of two sus­pects Ris­ing Sun po­lice are hop­ing the pub­lic can help them iden­tify.

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