West Chicago Police Department
Contact: Katie Rogers Phone (630) 293-2220
  Crime Prevention Specialist Fax (630) 231-2621
  325 Spencer Street Emergency 911
   West Chicago, IL 60185 eMail  

For Immediate Release

Please be aware that numerous counterfeit bills (10's and 20's) have been passed to local restaurants and grocery stores since last Monday. We believe that the bills are being passed between 1200-1500 and 1900-2100 hours or during times that businesses experience high customer volume. Should anyone come across a suspicious bill, hold it up to the light to check for a magnetic strip and/or test it with a counterfeit money marker. Please hold on to any counterfeit money received and call 911 immediately. Also, if possible, a description of the individual passing the counterfeit bills would be very helpful. We recommend checking every bill $10 and over with a counterfeit money marker.