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Police warn of counterfeit bills after forgery arrest


September 20, 2017

FAKE $100 BILLS that have been passed in Sweet Home have red Chinese characters printed on them, as well as dotted lines across one corner.

Sweet Home police arrested a Sweet Home woman last week in connection with the alleged attempted use of counterfeit money, and police are warning the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit money that may be circulating around town.

Arrested Sept. 12 was Kendra Lynn Montoya, 19, on charges of first-degree forgery and first-degree possession of a forged instrument. She was lodged at Linn County Jail.

While reports of counterfeit currency seem to be more common this year, over the past few weeks businesses have been reporting fake $100 bills.

“They’re not a federal note,” said C...

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