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  • Edición impresa de Julio 21, 2009.

Elkhart County 4-H Fair on the lookout for fake money

GOSHEN — Officials at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair are working with the Goshen Police Department and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department to make sure the fair does not fall victim to a counterfeit money spree.

This comes just as Elkhart Police say reports of the counterfeit cash have stopped in the city of Elkhart.

But businesses in Goshen are now falling victim to the scam, making fair officials nervous that the counterfeiters may target the county fair.

“With our measures in place, we’re going to try our darnedest to catch these folks if they try to come into the fairgrounds,” explained Gale Gerber, president of the 4-H Fair Board. “It may slow our lines down a little bit, but we want to make sure we don’t get counterfeit money.”

Those measures include checking every bill that comes in — exactly what other area businesses have started doing.

Tiffany Miracle is the manager at Lo-Bobs Tobacco, a business that was scammed a week and a half ago. They accepted a counterfeit $20.

“All we do now is check every bill with a pen,” Miracle said, “If it’s any color than it’s supposed to be, we won’t accept it. We’ll hold it and call the police.”

During the counterfeit spree in Elkhart, police said around $1,500 in fake bills were recovered.

 

 


 

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