Two Florida men are in police custody accused of producing $200,000
in fake $100 Federal Reserve notes, according to an article published
in the Oct. 8, 2014, issue of the
Tampa Bay Times.
Michael Scott Miller, 28, and Nicolas Secor, 20, both of Clearwater,
Fla., have been charged with counterfeiting and fraud.
The men are accused of using the fake notes to buy prepaid debit
cards from Clearwater area businesses.
Clearwater Police Det. Rob Lazzaro was quoted in the article as
saying the suspects “would print the colored background on each side
of the bills and then they would do specific parts of the bill, like
the face or security imprints. Each bill had to be sent through
The copper bell at the bottom of the face side of the note was drawn
with glitter pens, according to the newspaper article.
For ways to identify genuine Federal Reserve notes, visit the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing’s website, and click on the U.S.
Currency button at the top of the column on the left side of the
homepage and then select New Money.