Counterfeit $10 bills passed at local business

The assistant manager at the Dollar Tree in Sunnyside managed to confiscate two counterfeit $10 bills Tuesday evening.

Sunnyside Police Detective Joe Guillen said the assistant manager held onto the two bills after three teenage girls tried to pay for their purchase with the notes. He said the girls who reportedly tried to pass the bills managed to leave the store with another $10 bill before police arrived.

Guillen said looking at the bills it wasn't difficult to determine they were counterfeit. He said both bills that were confiscated have the same serial number, meaning they are both copies of the original bill. He said the bills also didn't have the same feel as authentic notes.

Guillen said police are investigating the incident, and are currently waiting to see if a surveillance tape from the business will help identify the three girls, who are described as being in the 17 to 18-year-old age range.

Guillen encourages any local business owners who feel that a bill might be counterfeit to contact the Sunnyside Police Department.

"If they don't look good, just give us a call," Guillen said.


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