Sunday, January 22, 2012
Charlotte Awash In Funny Money?
Late Saturday CMPD Officers responded to the Regal Cinemas at the Stonecrest Shopping Center for a robbery call of sorts. While no gun was used the movie theater was still out $120.00. Thieves stole the money by passing counterfeit $20 dollar bills.
According to police officers the funny money was of very high quality and they dubbed the fakes "superbills" as they are so good the only way to tell that they are counterfeit is under ultraviolet light.
While it is hard to imagine that true "superdollars" or "superbills" (those so perfect that experts think they are the work of the Russian Mob or North Korea) are in circulation in Charlotte it is something to be on the look out for.
How to spot a fake $20 in six easy steps.
Cedar Posts emailed CMPD's Rob Tufano for additional details regarding Saturday's incident so far nothing but "Crickets".