Counterfeit Money Being Passed in Medina, Police Say

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MEDINA, Ohio — Police are searching for an individual who is passing fake money in the city of Medina.

According to a statement provided to Fox 8 News from police, authorities re investigating four recent incidents of counterfeit $20 bills being passed. Police learned while investigating the crimes that counterfeit $100 bills had also been passes in previous days at Medina area businesses.

In the case involving the counterfeit $100 bills, the suspects converted actual $5 bills to the $100 denomination. Police say this method gets around the standard “pen swipe” used to detect improper currency paper.

The counterfeit $100 bills were reported to the Secret Service.

Medina Police say the first counterfeit bill was passed on August 31, 2012.

Anyone with information on crime is being asked to call Medina Police at 330.725.7777.