Fake Bills Being Passed In Eden Prairie, GarrisonPhony money is making business owners in Eden Prairie and the Garrison-area furious. Fake $100 bills have shown up at some Eden Prairie business in the past month. The bills are clearly labeled "For Motion Picture Use Only" on the front and back.
Counterfeit Hoverboards Seized At Minnesota-Canada BorderU.S. Customs and Border Protection agents earlier this month seized nearly $650,000 in counterfeit merchandise coming into Minnesota from Canada, including hundreds of hoverboards.
Sheriff: 5 Arrested In Stearns Co. Counterfeit RingFive people were arrested Thursday morning for their connection to a counterfeit money operation in Stearns County. The sheriff's office says they executed a search warrant at a home on the 140th block of 7th Avenue East in New Munich just before 10 a.m.
Bemidji Man Must Pay Profits For Counterfeit Goods SalesA Minnesota man accused of selling knockoff clothing in North Dakota has been ordered to serve three years of probation and pay back $750. Hyokeun Lee, of Bemidji, Minnesota, is charged in federal court with 13 counts of trafficking counterfeit goods. He pleaded guilty in September.
Vikings Warn Of Fake Tickets For Packers Border BattleThe Minnesota Vikings say Sunday's boarder battle against the Green Bay Packers at TCF Bank Stadium is one of the biggest games for counterfeit tickets. The team says the only authorized outlets for tickets are the Vikings Ticket Office, Ticketmaster and NFL Ticket Exchange.
St. Paul Duo Charged With Using Fake Cash At Strip ClubTwo St. Paul residents face criminal charges for allegedly trying to use fake $100 bills at an Inver Grove Heights strip club in December. The Dakota County Attorney's office says 34-year-old Aaron Jacobs and 24-year-old Carmina Ward were charged Thursday with counterfeiting currency and trying to pass off the phony money at the King of Diamonds Gentleman's Club.
Dangerous Counterfeit Products: Contact Lenses, Meds & MoreThe Minneapolis office of Homeland Security Investigations is warning consumers about counterfeit products.
Plymouth Man Charged For Allegedly Selling Counterfeit Cell Phones OnlineA 39-year-old Plymouth man faces charges for allegedly selling refurbished and counterfeit cell phones on the Internet while claiming they were new, according to the Department of Justice.
Prior Lake Man Gets 18 Months For Making Fake StampsA 32-year-old Prior Lake man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for making fake postage stamps.
15 Local Sites Shuttered By Feds In Nat'l CrackdownFifteen locally-based websites were among the 150 shut down in a pre-holiday crackdown targeting sites selling counterfeit and pirated merchandise.
8 Sentenced In Counterfeit Trafficking RingEight people have been sentenced for trafficking counterfeit goods, including fake NFL and NHL jerseys.