Hundreds of dollars in bogus bills have
been turning up in the Skowhegan area — including district court,
where a man tried to pay a 100-dollar fine with counterfeit
Police say the phony bills started showing up in local
businesses in November, but they’ve been surfacing in other Maine
communities, including Lewiston and Kittery, as well.
In Skowhegan, a local man was arrested Wednesday for passing two
counterfeit 50-dollar bills at a local cleaners and was caught on
film. The same day, a man was questioned by police for passing what
appeared to be bogus bills in district court.