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Couple arrested in alleged counterfeit scheme

Couple arrested in alleged counterfeit scheme



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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- A Salt Lake County couple who allegedly tried to use counterfeit money to buy holiday gifts have been arrested by police.

Summit County sheriff's deputies say the couple tried to pass the fake money at the Tanger outlet mall and successfully made purchases in at least four shops.

An alert clerk put an end to the shopping spree by calling police.

Officers say that when arrested Saturday night, the pair had at about seven counterfeit $100 bills in their possession.

Summit County Sgt. John Lange says the couple made the money by washing the ink from $1 bills and reprinting the paper with $100 markings.

The couple has been booked into the Summit County Jail.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

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