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Saturday, December 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - "A 31-year-old Rolling Prairie woman used a fake $100 bill while paying bail for a Porter County Jail"

From the story by Erin Guerra in the Gary Post-Tribune:

The counterfeit was discovered Wednesday and the woman was asked to bring in another $100 to replace it.

“There’s some obvious irony there,” said Porter County Sheriff David Lain, calling counterfeit bills “a pervasive threat in all forms of commerce.” * * *

Lain said he believes the woman who passed the bill at the jail is an entirely innocent victim.

The day after the sheriff’s department called her about the fake bill, she returned to the jail to replace it. When she did, she reported that one of the $100s she used for the bail had come from a Toys R Us store in South Bend, and four of the $100 bills had come directly from a bank. The rest of the $1,000 bail was in smaller bills.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 7, 2013 11:45 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts