Report: Counterfeits Surface Twice in 11 Days at Casino

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Allegedly phony money popped up twice within an 11-day period at the Valley Forge Casino Resort on First Avenue, according to Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack.

A 57-year-old Red Hill man, who was labeled as a “victim” and “was in possession of one counterfeit $100 bill,” turned it over July 7 (Thursday) at 11:25 p.m. to state police working at the casino on behalf of the state Bureau of Gaming Enforcement. Troopers said they forwarded the money-that-wasn’t to the Philadelphia office of the U.S. Secret Service for examination and investigation of potential forgery.

The Secret Service, its website notes, retains “primary jurisdiction” in crimes that involve U.S. currency, and Treasury checks, bonds or other securities. In their report, troopers also labeled the agency as a “victim.”

Only 11 days earlier, in a separate and unrelated incident that occurred June 27 (Monday) at 12:30 a.m., a 63-year-old Bensalem man “attempted to use two suspected counterfeit $100 while buying into a table game,” troopers reported. He, too, was labeled as a victim of an alleged forgery, and as in the earlier event the bills went sent off to the Secret Service.

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