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Counterfeit bills arrest

Original post made on May 7, 2015

A San Jose man was arrested late Saturday night after allegedly trying to refill a gift card using counterfeit money at the Walmart on Showers Drive.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:13 PM

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Posted by Dc
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 7, 2015 at 1:36 pm that's funny.

Posted by Mountain View Resident
a resident of Rex Manor
on May 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm

A couple of years ago, I made a purchase at a store in Mountain View and got change back, including two 20's and a 10. Later that day while I was at my bank, I deposited a check and the change I received. My bank said the machine indicated the cash was counterfeit. (and they gave it back to me). So I went to the police department and met with an officer. He looked at the bills and said they looked real, but he used some kind of a pen and it indicated the bills were counterfeit. He said, "Well, what would you like us to do?" I told him the location of the store I got the change from and he suggested I take the bills back to them and ask them to change them for real money. So I went back to the store and told them the bills they gave me were fake and the girl at the counter didn't act surprised and just gave me my money. I thought the whole thing was very odd. First the bank giving me the fake money back and then the police officer giving me the fake money back and suggesting I take it back to where I got it from. I really thought I was out $50, but that wasn't the case. I wonder if the fake money is still circulating around town.

Posted by DC
a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 8, 2015 at 5:52 pm

It 's funny only if he pays his bail in cash with 20's and 100's.

I was once told to send the possible fake bill to the government (treasury). Which they then kept and sent a letter that the bill were fake.

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