The High Springs Police Department has recently responded to a number of calls for service regarding the passing and/or attempted passing of counterfeit currency at local businesses. Businesses who encounter an individual attempting to pass counterfeit currency are asked to call the High Springs Police Department at (352) 955-1818 or the United States Secret Service Field Office.
According to the United State Secret Service, “Every year the public is victimized by the counterfeiting of United States currency and other U.S. obligations. Those who fail to carefully examine the money they receive or who cash checks and bonds without requesting proper identification are potential victims. Only with the public’s cooperation can the United States Secret Service reduce and prevent these crimes.”
UPDATE: July 27, 2015 / High Springs Man Arrested for Uttering a Forged/Counterfeit Bill
Although a counterfeiting arrest was made, this is an active investigation and suspect other individuals are connected to these crimes being committed throughout Alachua County. Businesses should stay vigilant in checking the authenticity of the United States Currency being passed.
Please review the U.S. CURRENCY Know Your Money” information published by the United States Secret Service.