Two arrested in Price County for passing counterfeit bills
For the Tomahawk Leader
PRICE COUNTY – The Price County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident involving counterfeit money, according to Sheriff Brian S. Schmidt.
In a release from Wednesday, March 1, Schmidt said two suspects were taken into custody, and a search warrant was conducted in the Township of Worcester, near Phillips.
The names of the suspects were not released.
“The suspects are being investigated in Price County, as well as throughout the state of Wisconsin regarding passing counterfeit U.S. currency,” the release stated. “The suspects are known to pass $20.00 and $50.00 bills.”
The serial number on the counterfeit U.S. $20.00 bill is JE 28112820 G.
The serial number on the counterfeit U.S. $50.00 bill is JJ 28129343 A.
Schmidt asked the public to contact a local law enforcement agency or Price County Deputy Taylor Drake at 715-339-3011 if one of the counterfeit bills has been received.
“Please be mindful to inspect all money you receive,” Schmidt said.