Counterfeit Currency



During the week of 01-24-16, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received reports of at least 3 counterfeit one hundred dollar bills passed in the Big Sky area. The bills were passed in more than one business. Due to surveillance cameras in one of the local businesses a description of the two individuals and their vehicle were made available.  Upon further investigation and surveillance the two individuals were caught as they passed another counterfeit bill in one of the same businesses.  The investigation is still pending at this time.


If anyone or any business experiences having accepted a counterfeit bill they are advised to contact the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Gootkin recommends businesses educate themselves in detecting counterfeit currency.  He also suggests businesses obtain a special marking pen which detects counterfeit bills to avoid accepting them.


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