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Home remodeling turns up fake cash

TROY, Mich. (AP) — Police say a home remodeling project in suburban Detroit has turned up a stash of counterfeit cash.

The Detroit Free Press reports that police in Troy received a call Monday from the homeowner, who had lived in the house for more than a decade.

Police say the fake bills were hidden inside a wall. There's no word on how long it may have been there.

Police forwarded the counterfeit cash to the U.S. Secret Service.

10 charged in counterfeit money scam

Ten people are accused of manufacturing counterfeit money in the Spokane area.  

A grand jury in U.S. District Court in Spokane returned an indictment Tuesday alleging four women counterfeited nine $50 bills between May 5 and June 14.

One of the women, Jessica Crabtree, also is accused in a second indictment of cashing a fake $50 bill at the Cricket cellphone store at 21 S. Thierman St. in February 2010.

 Investigators believe Cole T. Monson (left), the so-called “nemesis of property owners” already in prison for dozens of property crimes, cashed two fake $100 in February 2010, once at the GTX Truck Stop in Spokane Valley and another at Northern Quest Casino.

Ronald Dale Mueller (right), 44; Brandy Mueller and Robin Knuttgen are accused of manufacturing the bills between Jan. 5 and March 24, 2010.

Brandy Mueller faces five additional counts for allegedly cashing fake $50 bills at Zips and Motel 6 in February 2010; Ronald Mueller, who is already in jail on unrelated drug charges, is charged with cashing two the next month.

Along with Crabtree, Tawny M. Rhodes, Brittney R. Hearn and Melissa A. Smith are charged with manufacturing fake money between May and last week. Rhodes, 39, already is in jail on drug charges.

Knuttgen also faces two additional charges for allegedly cashing fake $50, Angela Olveda, who is already in prison on for theft and drugs, and Sean Wright face one count each.

Manufacturing counterfeit currency and dealing counterfeit currency each carry up to 20 years in federal prison.

ISP trooper passes counterfeit $20

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Police say an Idaho State Police trooper used a counterfeit $20 bill to buy a meal at an Idaho Falls restaurant.

Officer Jessica Hunt says the bill felt real, but it was missing a watermark. She also says there were marks on the bill from being checked by a counterfeit marker and they were the color showing it was fake.

Hunt says Trooper Terry Murdock told her he noticed the marks, but did not know it was counterfeit.

Murdock told investigators the bill was one of five $20 bills he got from an ATM at a convenience store.

The Post Register reports that Murdock returned to the restaurant to pay with real money. The paper could not reach Murdock for comment.

Feds: Counterfeiter passed mostly $5 bills

A Spokane man is accused of manufacturing counterfeit money then spending the bills on at least two occasions last summer.

Dudley W. Adcox, 48, was indicted in U.S. District Court on charges that he made fake $5, $10 and $50 bills between June 1 and July 24, then tried passing four bills on July 1 and July 8 in Spokane County. Three were $5 bills, another was a $20, according to court documents.

Adcox was arrested May 13 in Walla Walla.

He’s in Spokane County Jail after pleading not guilty to two federal felonies last week of manufacturing counterfeit federal reserve notes and passing counterfeit federal reserve notes. A bail haring set for Tuesday was postponed.

Adcox has previous convictions for delivery of methamphetamine and intimidating a witness in 1997.

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