Incident: Forgery / Passing of counterfeit $20 and $50 bills
Location: Springfield, Oregon
Case Number: 20-4343
Date/Time: June 20, 2020
Additional Information: Sgt. Dave Grice at 541-726-3718
Completed By: Sgt. Brian Humphreys
NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:
On Friday, June 20th, Officers with the Springfield Police Department received multiple calls about counterfeit money being uttered at garage sales in the Springfield area. Multiple reports were made regarding a female and male going from garage sale to garage sale passing counterfeit $20 and $50 bills. The subjects would purchase low dollar amount items, pay for the item(s) with counterfeit bills, and receive change from the residents of the home. The counterfeit bills state “Replica” on them and have a different texture than actual US Currency.
Anyone having garage sales over the weekend should be cautious and be on the lookout for similar activity. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, or reoccurring incidents, please contact the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.