Counterfeit bills circulating the island, police warn

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Guam – The Guam Police Department is warning residents to be wary of fake U.S. currency that may be circulating on island.

In recent cases, GPD Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao says the bills they have been investigating have some common features.

“Recent reports to police have indicated that all counterfeit bills confiscated all have a red
Asian character marking,” GPD warns.

Earlier in the week, Tapao says police made an arrest after a homeless man tried to purchase goods and food at the Wednesday Night Market at the Chamorro Village.

Two vendors reported that a man, later identified as Blaine Glenn Cruz Bamba, 26, attempted to pay for his purchases using fake $100 bills. When officers apprehended Bamba, they confiscated a counterfeit $100 bill from him.

There have been reports of counterfeit currency also circulating in Southern Guam.

Police are asking the community to keep a close eye on their currency and if you come across suspicious-looking bills, to contact GPD at 472-8911.