Troopers Investigate Counterfeit Bill at Casino

VALLEY FORGE PA – A counterfeit $100 bill was discovered during the weekend at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Ave., according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police at the Troop K Barracks in Skippack.

Troopers, on duty at the casino on behalf of the Bureau of Gaming Enforcement, said they responded Saturday (March 5, 2022) at 4:20 p.m. to a call from the casino security staff regarding “a possible counterfeit $100 note.” The report did not explain how, where, or from whom the potentially phony currency was obtained, but it stated security personnel “had the note in their possession” when troopers arrived.

It “was missing security features” embedded in the currency by the federal government, the report noted, and bore the serial number “C84461826A.”

State Police said they recovered the note from security and placed it into evidence. It will be sent to the U.S. Secret Service for analysis, they added. The Secret Service “has primary jurisdiction to investigate … financial crimes, which include counterfeiting of U.S. currency or other U.S. Government obligations,” its website explains.

Graphics from the Pennsylvania State Police