The Brillion News
BELLEVUE - The Brown County Sheriff's Department said a customer at the Wal-Martin Bellevue passed four $100 bills in U.S> currency when manking a purchase there on May 9 - ald three of the four bills had the same serial number/
Sheriff's detectives determined that the bills were originally $10 bills that had been "washed" or "bleached" and then reprinted as $100 bills. That allows the counterfeiters to use genuine currency paper, reducing the chances of detection.
One of the counterfeit $100 bills was identified to have Serial Number KL05680898A.
Records check identified a history of 286 occasions documenting the discovery of this counterfeit bill from 12-12-19 to 04-01-20. Records show that this bill was passed at retail locations in MD, MI, DC, IL, MN, TX, OH, IN, RI, NC, PA, NV and WI (Elkhorn on 02-21-20).
Three of the four counterfeit $100.00 bills had the same Serial Number of KD08379109A. Records check identified a history of 230 occasions documenting the discovery of this counterfeit bill from 12-02-19 to 03-12-20.
Law enforcement intelligence suggests a criminal organization operating outside of WI is responsible for manufacturing the counterfeit currency. This Crime Alert is being sent statewide as it appears that counterfeit bills are being passed in numerous locations around Wisconsin and the U.S.
Law enforcement agencies in northeast Wisconsin have reported numerous recent reports of counterfeit $100 bills and investigators are working to determine if there is any connection between these cases.
If anyone has information about this offender and/or criminal organization please contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Sgt. Roman Aronstein, at 920-448-4230. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward by contacting Green Bay Area Crime
Stoppers by phone at 920-432-7867, through their website at 432stop.com, or by downloading the P3 tip app through Google Play or the App Store.