The arrest of a North Hollywood woman has police concerned about
where she received several counterfeit bills.
Burbank Police arrested Fanny Gallegos, 32, at Sears in the Media
City Center after she allegedly tried to pass a $100 bill while
buying computer printer cartridges.
The cashier became suspicious of the bill and called security,
Police Sgt. John Dilibert said.
During a consent search at her car, local police found seven
counterfeit $100 bills and enough marijuana to consider it possession
for sales, Dilibert said.
The large dollar amount of bills concerned police and agents from
the U.S. Secret Service, who are investigating the incident. The U.S.
Secret Service is a law- enforcement arm of the Department of the
“One bill is usually not a big deal, but you get two or three and
you are probably getting them from somewhere,” Dilibert said.
Dilibert said the passing of counterfeit bills was more common a
couple of years ago in the city. A combination of enforcement and
smaller denominations of bills probably not reported as crimes might
have led to the reduction, police said.
“Occasionally, the mall still gets bills that are counterfeit and
so too at the AMC [theaters,]” Dilibert said.