Sturgeon Bay Police Investigating Burglary & Counterfeit Money

Counterfeit money has been turning up in northeast Wisconsin, including Door County. Local law enforcement and Baylake Bank says fake $100 bills were passed in Sturgeon Bay within the past few days. The “funny money” has also been showing up in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. The currency appears to be $100 bills copied onto washed one dollar bills. The bills pass the pen test, but may not pass a cash counter. They feel thin and wavy, the number 100 in the lower right front does not change in light or during movement as it should, and, the paper has a thin feel to it. Two serial numbers that have been seen on the bills are FK 16028402 B and AB 62479861 F. There are also counterfeit $50 and $20 bills in circulation for more information, contact the Sturgeon Bay Police Department at 746-2450.

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is reporting that nine quality sweaters on wooden hangers, found on a ski trail in northern Door County, were stolen in a break-in to a city business. Another local business in close proximity reported cash missing. Anyone with information on these or other incidents are asked to contact the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. The “give-a-tip” web tip form, which is available on the Sturgeon Bay Police Department’s facebook page under “Submit a Tip,” as well as its website www.sturgeonbaypolice.com, is another way to provide information and remain anonymous. The department phone number is (920)746-2450.

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