Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Stop the Presses!

Many of us dream about having a money tree in our backyards and others make it happen. Counterfeiters are always banking on their skills to pass the perfect bill. Although we don’t hear about this crime a lot anymore, it does still go on.

Overland Park Officers assisted the United States Secret Service recently by arresting four people for passing counterfeit bills. On September 7, 2011 officers were notified that a group of four had just passed a counterfeit bill to purchase gift cards at a local retailer.

The four fled the scene in a maroon Kia before officers arrived. Officers soon located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the area of 151St and Carter Street. The occupants were detained.

Officers coordinated with United States Secret Service, and after an investigation, the four were arrested and transported to the Johnson County Jail. The Secret Service will continue the investigation and it is believed that hundreds of cases throughout the U.S. will be cleared by these arrests.

With all the new security measures implemented into our currency, making your own money is not a good idea.

The following link to the Secret Service Website will tell you all about security features on US Currency.

http://www.secretservice.gov/know_your_money.shtml





*Photos are unrelated to the case