Counterfeit money

The following are excerpts from reports generated by the Houston Police Department:

•Sword H. Katz, 17, of 7740 High Point in Houston, was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly backing her vehicle into another in the Walmart parking lot at about 1 p.m. Dec. 20.

After store surveillance video was observed, a passenger in the offending vehicle was identified and contacted. Investigation led to Katz being identified as the driver, and she was eventually cited.

•A representative of Texas County Memorial Hospital called Dec. 13 to report that a counterfeit $100 bill had been received as part of a man’s $3,000 cash payment on his account.

An investigating officer contacted the man and he stated the fake bill had been in his possession for about two years, and he didn’t know where it came from.

The bill was reportedly a 2006 series. It was to be forwarded to the U.S. Secret Service for further investigation.

•A representative of the Houston Walmart called Dec. 24 to report that the store had received several counterfeit $5 bills.

An investigating officer was given an envelope containing three intact bills and two that had been torn into numerous pieces. The officer reported he was aware that the Cabool Police Department had recently investigated several other counterfeit bills in $5 and $20 denominations.

The Cabool police chief was contacted, and he stated there were no leads in their cases.

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