MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service is joining an
investigation into counterfeit $20 bills in Muskogee - including
one used by an elementary student.
Police said Friday that the student tried to buy a yearbook
Thursday at Ben Franklin Science Academy with the fake bill. Police
investigator Lonnie Bemo says the student had four counterfeit
bills and police are trying to determine where the child got them.
Bemo says at least $600 in counterfeit $20 bills have been found
in Muskogee in the past eight days. He says he'll meet with Secret
Service agents this coming week to discuss the case.
He says the bills are being passed primarily at convenience
stores and fast food restaurants.