By Kim Hynes (EL DORADO, Kan.)
Three El Dorado residents face charges for making counterfeit money. The fake $100 bills have been circulating El Dorado businesses for the last six weeks. It prompted many to turn away customers with big bills.
El Dorado Police Chief Tom Boren says the fake bills were made by bleaching $5 bills. He says they printed those bills and turned them into $100. He says at a quick glance they looked real and they passed the marker test. Boren says for cashier's in a hurry to get to customers, it's not surprise they got into the cash drawer.
After receiving complaints, Boren says the used surveillance video to help narrow down suspects. Boren also called the Secret Service because they handle counterfeiting. The Secret Service got involved and conducted a search warrant at two homes in El Dorado. Boren says evidence was taken and three people were brought in for questioning. He says those three are now awaiting indictments from a grand jury.