$20 bill

Eureka Police are investigating two cases of counterfeit $20 bills used at businesses in the Hilltop Village Shopping Center, Capt. David Wilson said.

On Nov. 6, employees at Dickey Bub Farm and Home, 100 Hilltop Village Center Drive, said a man used a fake $20 bill to purchase $6 worth of merchandise. The man was described as having a thin build and wearing a Captain America hooded sweatshirt, the report said.

On Nov. 12, employees at Ben Franklin Crafts, 101 Hilltop Village Center Drive, said a man and woman, who were described as being in their 20s, used four counterfeit $20 bills to buy items. The woman was described as having short, light brown hair, and the man had a similar description as the costumer at Dickey Bub, the report said.

The Ben Franklin employees said the bills passed a pin test. However, they noticed the $20 were sticking together, and while separating them, it was discovered that the four bills had the same serial numbers, according to the report.

As of Nov. 21, Wilson said the man and woman who allegedly used the bills had not been identified. He said the bills have been sent to a lab to attempt to extract fingerprints.

Wilson said Eureka Police notified the U.S. Secret Service about the cases.

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