More Counterfeit Bills Passed in Venango County

| January 10, 2018

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – State Police in Franklin are looking into another report of theft by deception on Wednesday.

The latest in a string of incidents involving counterfeit money being passed occurred on Wednesday, January 10, when a known white male used several counterfeit $20.00 bills to purchase cigarettes and lottery tickets at two businesses in the Emlenton area.

The investigation is ongoing.

Search Continues for Women Who Passed Counterfeit Bills

State police are still looking for two, light-skinned black women in their early 20’s who used counterfeit $100.00 bills at multiple businesses throughout Venango County.

According to Franklin-based State Police Tpr. Young, the suspects made small purchases using the counterfeit bills and received change in return. The counterfeit bills passed a marker test and have matching serial numbers.

The $100.00 bills have the date of 1988 and a serial number of G39865587 A.

The women are believed to be driving a silver Chevrolet Impala.

The investigation is ongoing.

Elderly Woman Uses Fake $100.00 Bill to Make $6.88 Purchase

An incident of theft by deception occurred last week at the Cranberry Mall in Cranberry Township, Venango County.

According to Franklin-based State Police, around 5:37 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, an unknown female purchased a $6.88 calendar at Go Calendar store at the Cranberry Mall using a fake $100.00 bill. She received the change from the fake money.

The perpetrator is described as a thin, white female in her 70’s wearing a red coat or sweater.

Anyone with information related to any of the above suspects can contact PSP-Franklin at 814-676-6596.


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