Federal authorities have charged a man with leading an international counterfeit money operation based in the African nation of Uganda, and shipping bogus bills to the Pittsburgh area and other locations in the United States.
State police say a western Pennsylvania man has been charged with passing some counterfeit $20 bills at a yard sale run by the wrong woman – a local bank teller.
Police are looking for a 20-year-old man who is allegedly passing counterfeit bills.
A wave of counterfeit money is showing up at some local businesses, and one community has been especially hard hit by the bogus bills.
A woman was arrested at the Waterworks Mall accused of trying to pass counterfeit hundred dollar bills. She was caught when a Panera Bread cashier recognized the counterfeiter from a previous encounter with her.
Police have filed charges against two people who were allegedly passing counterfeit $10 bills around Westmoreland County.
The Secret Service is coming to Greensburg to investigate after counterfeit money was used in the area. A woman used fake $10 bills to buy money orders at the Shop ‘N Save on East Pittsburgh Street on two separate occasions.