Latest Currency counterfeiting News

Police: 3 arrested for using counterfeit bills at store

Dec. 7, 2019 4:03 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Auburn police say they have arrested three people who tried to pass counterfeit hundred dollar bills at a Home Depot Store in the city. Police say as officers arrived at the store on Friday evening, two of the suspects tried to flee on foot. All three suspects were taken into custody. ...

Reports: Japan tech worker accused of taking $5M found dead

Dec. 2, 2019 12:38 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Japan Display employee accused of taking 578 million yen ($5.4 million) of company money through fake deals has been found dead, according to Japanese media reports. Police and Japan Display Inc. declined to comment on the reports Monday. NHK and other outlets cited unidentified...

Bad actor: Virginia man sentenced for using movie money

Nov. 26, 2019 4:37 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who bought electronics with movie prop $100 bills has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison. The Virginian-Pilot reports 25-year-old Amaud Brown was sentenced Tuesday to passing counterfeit money and illegally possessing a firearm. He pleaded guilty...