Counterfeit Dollars in Northern California

Up to $55,000 in counterfeit dollars is detected and seized by banks in the Northern California region each week by the United States Secret Service.

According to the assistant Special Agent in Charge of the region, most of the fake dollars passed in Northern California are made at home by low-level criminals, such as crystal meth addicts, marijuana dealers and teenagers.

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Source:  Will Kane, “Counterfeits – a sour note for retailers,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 22, 2012.