A counterfeit $100
bill was passed at the Jimmy John’s on Wednesday, Sept. 12, Chesterton
police, at 8:19 p.m. two male subjects entered the Jimmy John’s, 524 Indian
Boundary Road, and ordered a sandwich and cookie for $8.65, then paid for
the order with a $100 bill. The clerk handling the transaction used a
counterfeit pen to check the bill--which passed the test--then gave the
subjects $91.35 in change.
subsequently discovered, however, that the $100 bill was actually a genuine
$10 bill which had been “washed” and re-printed, police said. Closer
examination showed the bill to have a strip through the middle printed with
“TEN” as well as a watermark silhouette of Alexander Hamilton, not Benjamin
provided the CPD with video footage of the suspects, described only as black
males, and advised that, because the suspects parked at Taco Bell and walked
to the Jimmy John’s, he was unable to provide a description of their
officer later spoke to the Taco Bell manager, who stated that no counterfeit
$100 had been passed at his store on Wednesday night.