SAFFORD – Saturday, an officer was dispatched to a business on 8th Avenue regarding a counterfeit bill presented by two male juveniles. The store employees reported it didn’t seem as though the boys knew the $100 bill was counterfeit, however, the bill had Chinese writing on the back. After the juveniles were escorted out of the store, they reportedly told the officer they had found the bill in the rocks while they were at the Graham County Fairgrounds near the duck ponds and they were not sure if the bill was fake.
The officer educated the juveniles on the situation and how to avoid similar situations in the future. The officer was unsuccessful in contacting one of the juvenile’s mother. When the officer contacted the father of the other juvenile, the father stated he was aware the two boys had found the counterfeit bill at the pond and told the boys to go to the store and see if it was stolen. The officer advised the father of the potential risk and legalities involved with the situation.
The counterfeit bill was placed into evidence at the Safford Police Department and will be destroyed at a later date.