FW Police Investigating Three Cases of Counterfeit Money

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): On three separate occasions, Fort Wayne police documented two thefts with counterfeit money and one attempted theft with counterfeit money.

In the first case, police were called about a theft that happened in the Subway parking lot on Broadway near Taylor. The victim told police that he put an ad on Craigslist for an Xbox and when he met the suspects for the exchange on March 18, the victim received $350.00 in counterfeit money for the gaming system.

Police say the second incident was reported by a man who man told police he received some counterfeit money as payment for items he also sold on Craigslist on Thursday, March 19. The transaction happened at the Burger King located on Bluffton Road.

In the third case, reported at the PNC Bank on Bluffton Road, an employee of the bank told police that a customer brought in $380.00 to be deposited. However, the employee recognized the money as being counterfeit. The customer later told police that he received the $380.00 after placing an ad on Craigslist. The victim said he met the buyers at the McDonalds at South Town to make the exchange on March 20 and that's when he was given the counterfeit bills.

In all of these cases, the victims reported that more than one suspect was present during the transactions and that the suspects were in a black Hyundai. If you know anything about this, call police.