Manassas Police and the U.S. Secret Sevice broke up a counterfeiting ring operating out of an apartment in Old Town Manassas who were trying to pass counterfeit $100 bills last Saturday. The Potomac News reports:
Larry Hughes, Manassas city manager, announced in a city council meeting Monday that several people were caught circulating counterfeit $100 bills in Old Town Manassas on Saturday.
Police identified and caught the counterfeiters after veiwing video tapes from the shops where they circulated the bogus money, Hughes said.
The U.S. Secret Service investigated and found that the bills were being produced in an apartment in Old Town Manassas and circulated all over northern Virginia, Hughes said.
Officials with the Manassas police department and the U.S. Secret Service did not returned phone calls this morning.
UPDATE: My sources tell me that three suspects were arrested, that the $100 bills were being passed at the Latino festival, and it was some fancy footwork by the Manassas Police Department that caught these folks within hours of the bills first being noticed. Stay tuned, as I think there’s more to come on this…
UPDATE 2: The Manassas Journal-Messenger has more detail on this. It appears that there were actually four men involved, and the story details what a great job the citizens and the Manassas Police Department did in figuring this out and quickly identifying the culprits.
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