Buyers pay for car with counterfeit cash

July 5, 2011

A man received $550 in counterfeit cash when he attempted to sell a car June 28, according to a city of Brookfield police report.

Also from the report:

The man met with prospective buyers, an unidentified man and a woman, in the 15000 block of Gebhardt Road to sell a used car for $700 in cash.

When the victim attempted to deposit the cash into a bank account, he learned he had been given $550 in counterfeit bills.

It appears a bleach solution had been used to wash ink from $5 bills and then they were made to appear more valuable.

Investigation continues.

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