Pay close attention to large bills, paticularly
$20s, $50's and $100's.
The scam involves a suspect purchasing low dollar
amounts of goods and paying for them with a large counterfeit bill.
This way the suspect gets change in proper currency.
Smaller convienience stores appear to be a
Always check bills with a counterfeit marker or
by other approved means before accepting them as legal tender.
If you think you have been victimized, contact
the HPD immediately. If you can, ask the suspect for thier name and
date of birth. If the party refuses, call 911.
Do whatever you can to keep the suspect in the
store without resorting to physical restraint. Do not touch
them or get in thier way if they do try to leave.
Be a good witness. Get vehicle information and
license plate, height and weight of suspect, race, and clothing
description. Anything in particular that may distinguish the suspect
from the rest of the population could lead to an arrest.
Please call the HPD with any information you may
have in regards to incidents of couterfeitng.
Counterfeiting involves either producing
counterfeit bills OR trying to pass them. If you think you have come
into the possesion of a counterfeit bill, report it! You may be just
as liable if you pass a counterfeit bill on rather than reporting
Please continue to check this website for updates
in regard to this issue. The Holbrook Police Department is dedicated
to assuring your safety and well-being. We are better able to
accomplish our mission with your help!