MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Benton County businesses are being asked to check if they recently received any counterfeit $100 bills.
A sheriff’s deputy arrested 53-year-old James Meyer on Tuesday for possession of counterfeit money.
Two businesses had reported a man trying to use fake bills that day.
When the deputy pulled Meyer over, he was seen throwing something out of his vehicle’s window. Investigators found a tissue containing several counterfeit bills.
Authorities think Meyer may have tried to pass the fake money off at other businesses.
Anyone who believes they may have received a counterfeit bill is urged to call the sheriff’s office at 320-968-7201, or Tri-County CrimeStoppers at 800-255-1301. Tipsters can also go to CrimeStoppers’ website or text TRITIP and the tip to 274637.