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Auburn Police arrest 3 for using counterfeit $100 bills

AUBURN, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Three people are accused of passing fake $100 bills at three northeast Indiana restaurants.

Eleisha Morris, Ryan Bogatitus, and Dalton J. Smith are all facing felony counterfeiting charges.

Police say on Dec. 18, 2018, Morris tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill at the Auburn Burger King. When that didn’t work, she tried to use another fake bill.

Later on that month, police say Ryan Bogatitus tried to use $1,200 in fake $100 bills.

On Jan. 1, 2019, Auburn Police learned of another fake bill from St. Joe, Indiana.

Police say Dalton Smith ordered a pizza from Marco’s Pizza in Leo and had it delivered to a St. Joe home.

All three are now facing felony charges.

Police say you should check over all bills for watermarks, magnetic strips, color and the texture.

Here are some tips from the Federal Reserve on how to spot fake cash.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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