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Three SH residents arrested for allegedly passing counterfeit bills


December 25, 2019


Sweet Home police have arrested three people, with more arrests possible, after a rash of counterfeit bills being passed in town during the last few weeks.

Police Chief Jeff Lynn said his department has received eight reports of forged money since Dec. 1.

At the end of September and early October of this year local businesses reported receiving several fake bills, in denominations of $100, $20 and $10.

“We usually have a handful a year, if that,” Lynn said Friday.

Sgt. Jason Van Eck acknowledged that the number of reports this month has been “definitely an anomaly.”

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