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Latest Counterfeit money Stories

2009-06-21 14:05:18

Police in Fort Worth, Texas, say a man attempted to pay a $70 municipal court fine using a counterfeit $20 bill. Police allege in a report the man, whose identity was not reported, made the illegal payment for prior traffic violations while being supervised by a marshal in Forth Worth Municipal Court, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star Telegram reported Saturday. A courthouse teller inspected the $20 bill offered by the man Wednesday and a routine ink test indicated the currency may be counterfeit,...

2009-05-14 16:41:27

Police in New York said a man accused of using counterfeit money was reported by a stripper who suspected the customer's $10 bills were frauds. Authorities said Michael Harris, 40, was arrested in the early hours May 5 after a stripper at the Gotham City peep-show parlor determined that his $10 bills were counterfeit and told a manager, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. Harris threw 21 of the fake bills on the floor of the establishment and attempted to flee, but he was caught by the...

2008-09-23 12:00:25

Prosecutors say a New York man who allegedly sold fake money and pirated computer software on the Web should be called the "Jack of all frauds." Malikim Brown, 36, of Harlem, was arraigned Monday on charges ranging from counterfeiting to selling phony term papers, said Jordan Arnold, an assistant district attorney who described Arnold as the "Jack of all frauds," the New York Post reported Tuesday. Brown was arrested after an undercover cop gained his confidence and allegedly bought more...

2006-04-03 01:17:01

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank has warned lenders to be on guard against counterfeit US$100 notes, in a move that could signal the latest irritant in the relationship between North Korea and Beijing, its most important ally. The statement from the People's Bank of China did not specify the origin of the fake bills, but said they came from outside China and referred to them as "supernotes" -- the word the U.S. government uses for the high-quality counterfeit...

2006-03-14 20:22:57

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The counterfeit money looked good, but there was one flaw. There's no such thing as a one billion dollar bill. U.S. Customs agents in California said on Tuesday they had found 250 bogus billion dollar bills while investigating a man charged with currency smuggling. Tekle Zigetta, 45, pleaded guilty to three federal counts of trying to bring cash, phony bills and a fake $100,000 gold certificate into the United States in January. Further investigation led...

2006-03-06 17:20:00

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea should return to six-country nuclear talks regardless of the outcome of discussions on the U.S. financial crackdown on Pyongyang over money laundering, the State Department said on Monday. Senior North Korean diplomat Ri Gun was due in New York on Tuesday for a briefing from a U.S. team led by the Treasury Department on measures imposed to combat Pyongyang's suspected money laundering and counterfeiting of U.S. currency....

2005-10-12 19:22:00

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is seeking the extradition from Britain of a senior member of an Irish Republican Army splinter group on charges of conspiring with North Korea to circulate counterfeit U.S. currency, officials said on Wednesday. The indictment of Sean Garland, described in U.S. legal documents as the leader of Irish Workers' Party and the banned Official Irish Republican Army, comes as Washington prepares for more nuclear...

2005-08-22 15:51:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities seized more than $4 million in high-quality counterfeit $100 bills and Viagra in sting operations that involved luring suspects to a fake wedding on a yacht, Justice Department and Homeland Security officials said on Monday. The officials said the undercover operations in New Jersey and across the country broke up an international counterfeiting and smuggling ring with ties to Asia. They arrested 59 people on racketeering charges and another 28...


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