Buying MetroCards With Counterfeit Dollars in NYC

The MTA in New York City stated that 917 counterfeit bills were used to purchase MetroCards in 2012. The face value of the counterfeit dollars was $19,060.

In 2011, a total of 975 counterfeit bills valued at $30,232 were used in NYC to purchase MetroCards.

Source:  Michael Gartland, “MTA clerks forced to pay for accepting counterfeit bills,” New York Post, March 24, 2013.