Chesterton Police are warning local businesses to beware of counterfeit $100
bills, after two more were passed on Sunday at the Walgreen’s at 580 Indian
According to police, at 4:15 p.m. a male subject purchased a Netspend reload
card for $190 and a couple of other small items, including a 12-volt car
charger, for a total bill of $206.96. The man then paid for most of his
$206.96 purchase with two $100 bills.
Later in the evening the clerk was counting his drawer and noticed that the
two $100 bills “did not feel quite right,” police said.
A closer inspection revealed the bills to be altered $5 bills. “The embedded
strips read “USA FIVE” and President Lincoln’s holographic image (instead of
President Franklin) appears when the bills are held up to a bright light
Police put Walgreen’s loss at $200.
Only a day before, on Saturday, a man passed two phony $100 bills at the
Kmart at 750 Indian Boundary Road, on that occasion buying a MoneyPak card
valued at $195.
In both incidents, the suspect is described as a black male. Video
surveillance footage shot at Walgreen’s shows a man of average build and
height, wearing a white v-neck shirt, stonewashed blue jeans with a rip in
the right knee, an extra-wide watchband on his left wrist, and white tennis