Sunday, December 16, 2012

Reward Offered for Info on Counterfeit Money Crimes in Newark



Suspect in counterfeit money crime at Ken's Market.

Suspect in counterfeit crime at Ken's Market.

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest regarding the washing, making, printing, copying and/or passing of counterfeit bills in Newark.

The Newark Police Department reports counterfeit bills were passed at the following downtown Newark locations:

  • On Nov. 4, a fake $100 bill was passed at Wendy’s at 10 S. Second St.
  • On Nov. 4, a fake $100 bill was passed at McDonald's at 21 S. Third St.
  • On Nov. 18, a fake $100 bill was passed at Family Dollar at 200 E. Main St.
  • On Nov. 21, a fake $100 bill was passed at Family Dollar at 200 E. Main St.
  • On Nov. 21, a fake $50 bill was passed at Ken's Market at 322 Hudson Ave.
Picture of the suspects were taken by store surveillance cameras at Ken's Market.
  • On Nov. 21, a fake $50 bill was passed at Speedway at 364 E. Main St.
  • On Nov. 29, a fake $100 bill and $20 bill were passed at Speedway at 364 E. Main St.
  • On Dec. 6, a fake $20 bill was passed at United Dairy Farmers at 77 N. 4th St.

Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to call Newark Police Detective Travis Delancey at 740-670-7938, Newark Police at 740-670-7201, or the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system on the Crime Stoppers hotline protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.

Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers’ Board. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Licking County Crime Stoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Newark, OH 43058-0304.

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