Town of Tonawanda police have charged two men with passing counterfeit five-, 10- and 20-dollar bills in town restaurants and businesses on Friday.
The names of the men, both in their 20s, were withheld pending a determination of the exact charges to be lodged in the case. Both remain jailed.
Police said one of the counterfeit bills, described as somewhat crude, may have been handed back to another customer as change for a purchase unrelated to the two suspects. Many of the counterfeit bills had a thin white margin on their backs. The investigation of the incidents continues with help from the U.S. Secret Service.