Two charged with counterfeiting bills

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 19, 2012 6:30 AM

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A Coralville woman and Chicago man were charged with possessing counterfeit bills.

According to the Iowa City police, Christopher Carter, 20, Chicago, and Fatima Amin, 18, Coralville, were charged March 17 with fourth-degree theft and forgery.

The Iowa City police received complaints from downtown businesses stating that a male and female were passing counterfeit bills, according to police reports.

The police allegedly found approximately $2,000 in counterfeit bills in the possession of Amin and Carter, the report stated, and additional money was found at the victim businesses.

According to police, the investigation is ongoing, and businesses are reminded to check bills and report any counterfeit money to local law enforcement.

Fourth-degree theft is a serious misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,875.

Forgery is a Class D felony and is punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of $7,500.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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