Suspected counterfeit bill authenticated by US Treasury

Leonardtown, MD- On Oct. 11, 2018, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release seeking the identity of a person who was suspected of using a counterfeit bill at a local business.

After investigation by Sheriff’s Deputies with assistance from the US Treasury Department, it was determined that the suspected counterfeit $10 bill used recently at a St. Mary’s County store was in fact legal currency.

It was a 68-year-old, mint-condition bill with several printing irregularities, which led the cashier to believe that the bill was counterfeit.

After further coordination and cooperation with US Treasury officials, the currency was authenticated.  


The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the individual pictured.  On October 1, 2018, the individual pictured utilized a counterfeit $10.00 bill to purchase items from the Dollar Tree Store, located on MacArthur Boulevard in California. 

Anyone with information on the identity of the person pictured is asked to contact Deputy Matthew Beyer at (301) 475-4200 extension *8004, or by email at Matthew.Beyer@stmarysmd.com.  Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).

Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter @firstsheriff.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. All mugshots and arrest briefs are provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in Leonardtown, MD.

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