Texarkana Texas police seek counterfeit suspects

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TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Texas Police Department announced they are asking the public’s help in locating suspects who may be involved passing counterfeit money.

The Texarkana Texas police’s Facebook page published a post Thursday with an image of two men leaving the Walmart Supercenter on New Boston Road on March 25 when both were able to allegedly pass a counterfeit $100 bill at four registers.

According to police, both men were observed getting in and out of a dark colored pickup truck several times. The pickup was located in the Walmart’s parking lot.

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Police also say the two men allegedly pulled off the same operation at the Walmart in Hope, Arkansas.

In 2013, a 42-year-old Providence, R.I. man was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for possessing and passing counterfeit money. Russell Yates was ordered to serve three years of supervised releases after completing his prison term.

According to MyCreditUnion.gov via the United States Secret Service, anyone with counterfeit money is recommended to:

  • Do not return it to the passer.

  • Delay the passer if possible.

  • Observe the passer’s description, as well as that of any companions, and the license plate numbers of any vehicles used.

  • Contact your local police department or United States Secret Service field office. These numbers can be found on the inside front page of your local telephone directory.

  • Write your initials and the date in the white border areas of the suspect note.

  • Limit the handling of the note. Carefully place it in a protective covering, such as an envelope.

  • Surrender the note or coin only to a properly identified police officer or a U.S. Secret Service special agent.

Anyone with any information is invited to call the Texas side’s police department at 903-798-3116 or call Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.