Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FAKE OUT: Boystown Bartender Leads Cops To Long-Sought Counterfeiter

Chicago police believe they have apprehended a man who has been passing fake $100 bills at area businesses for several months—usually while wearing an orange or yellow construction vest.

A bartender at Roscoe's Tavern in Boystown called police at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon to report that a customer had just tried to pass a questionable bill.

According to a Roscoe's employee who spoke with us, the suspect tried to pay with a $20 after staffers questioned his $100, "but we had already called police and they responded quickly."

Officers found the man standing out front, smoking a cigarette. Passers-by reported that he was a black man in a construction vest—-which is exactly how victims at several other Lake View and Lincoln Park businesses described the man who tried to pass fake hundos in their establishments.
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11 comments:

  1. I was approached in front of the liquor store to buy 1000 worth for 325.

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  2. Good catch Roscoes.

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  3. Excellent police work.I saw the whole thing go down out front of Roscoe's. Great that he was apprehended. Now, a judge needs to not be lenient, as they usually are ...

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  4. Good job, CPD and Roscoe's.

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  5. I believe passing fake money falls in the federal judicial system. Doubt he can hope for a lenient judge.

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  6. This is a Secret Service issue, believe it or not. They won't be lenient.

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  7. This is a federal case. Those judges ain't so nice.

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  8. Rahmbo and McNewark don't get to lie with stats with this one.
    They must be pissed.

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  9. If you're gonna try to pass fake notes why make $100s which automatically get noticed and arouse caution if not suspicion? Seems to me that making $20s would be a much safer bet. They hardly ever get a second look.

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    1. They use $5 bills to make the fakes. Not much profit if you turn it into a $20, gotta max that stuff out.

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    2. The advantage of $100s is that when retailers make change, they get real money in return.

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