Cops: Man held, teller wasn't fooled by fake $20s

AP News
Posted: Nov 09, 2014 9:48 AM

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — State police say a western Pennsylvania man has been charged with passing counterfeit $20 bills at a yard sale run by the wrong woman — a bank teller.

Trooper Terry Geibel says the teller is trained to know the look and feel of real money.

The (Kittanning) Leader-Times ( ) reports that 40-year-old Gregory Douglas of Kittanning has been charged with forgery, a felony, and theft by deception, a misdemeanor. He remained jailed Friday on previous counterfeiting and other charges. There's no attorney listed for him in court records.

Amy Miller, the teller at Citizens Bank in Kittanning, tells the newspaper the bills weren't printed on "money paper. Compared to the other twenties in my bag, it was really white."

The trooper says the money was printed on resume paper.