Morgan Hill police, working with the U.S. Secret Service to investigate a recent rash of counterfeit bills, arrested a man on Tuesday on suspicion of making phony $10 and $20 bills in a motel room, a police spokesman said.
Hundreds of counterfeit San Francisco Giants shirts, caps and other souvenir gear has been donated to a relief organization after federal agents seized them from vendors outside AT&T Park during the 2012 World Series, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
One man’s purchase at a Hercules convenience store using counterfeit cash led police to arrest five suspects on suspicion of possessing an array of stolen property and other charges, police said.
A Southern California man was arrested earlier this week after allegedly attempting to pay for merchandise with a counterfeit $100 bill at a Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Pinole.
Sonoma County sheriff investigators last week searched a Santa Rosa home and found a cash counterfeit operation and drugs.
A 23-year-old San Jose man was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of counterfeit trademark when he was allegedly pulled over with more than 800 counterfeit DVDs of major studio releases, a Santa Clara County sheriff’s sergeant said.