Spike in Counterfeit Money at Truck Stops in Louisiana, Sheriff Says
St. Landry Parish, LA – Authorities in Louisiana are warning of a spike in counterfeit money especially at truck stops.
According to a social media post this week, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office has been “inundated with complaints of counterfeit money” in recent days.
“Most of the complaints are coming from local truck stop casinos and are in all denominations,” Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said in a Facebook post. “Our detectives are working several cases where even the marking pen and counters do not detect them.”
Truck stops in St. Landry’s Parish include:
• Lucky’s Casino and Opelousas 190 Truck Stop, I-49 Truck Stop (Opelousas),
• 167 Truck Stop (Opelousas),
• Cash Magic Eunice Truck Stop (Eunice),
• Love’s Travel Stop (Port Barre), and
• Kings Truck Stop and Casino (Port Barre).
Sheriff Guidroz shared a few tips on how to spot counterfeit bills including what to look and feel for when checking if a bill is fake.
Check out his tips in the post below.
The Sheriff urged that if you think you have a counterfeit bill, “do not put yourself in danger.”
Instead, he said to call your local law enforcement agency.
“Sadly, if you receive counterfeit, you will not be able to be reimbursed by law enforcement or any bank. In the event of an arrest, the courts may order restitution,” Sheriff Guidroz also informed.