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Phony $100 bill passed at Jimmy John's

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A counterfeit $100 bill was passed at the Jimmy John’s on Wednesday, Sept. 12, Chesterton Police said.

According to 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.

The manager 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 Franklin.

The manager 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 vehicle.

The investigating officer later spoke to the Taco Bell manager, who stated that no counterfeit $100 had been passed at his store on Wednesday night.



Posted 9/20/2018




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