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The Price County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident involving counterfeit money.

A search warrant was conducted in the Township of Worcester, and two suspects were taken into custody.  The suspects are being investigated in Price County, as well as throughout Wisconsin, for passing counterfeit U.S. currency.

According to the sheriff's office, "The suspects are known to pass $20 and $50 bills.  The serial number on the counterfeit U.S. $20 bill is JE 28112820 G.  The serial number on the counterfeit US $50 bill is JJ 28129343 A."

If you have received one of these counterfeit bills, you are asked to contact your local law enforcement agency or Price County Deputy Taylor Drake at 715-339-3011.

The sheriff's office reminded residents, "Please be mindful to inspect all money you receive."

Updated 3/7/2023:

The Minocqua Police Department contacted the Price County Sheriff's Office stating a man from their area reported receiving counterfeit money from a transaction that took place in Price County.

The man was selling a generator that he had listed on the Internet.  The man had been communicating with a Phillips woman about the transaction and they agreed to meet at a bar in the Park Falls area.

The man brought the generator to the bar and met with the woman and an unknown man for the transaction to take place.

The man selling the generator did not look at the money until he was in Minocqua, which is when he realized it was counterfeit, and the police department in Minocqua confirmed the money was counterfeit.

The transaction was recorded on video taken by the bar.
(This post was last modified: 03-08-2023, 03:10 AM by My Northern Wisconsin.)