Police charge Limestone woman in connection with counterfeit bills

CARIBOU, Maine — Caribou Police charged Doraina McGinnis, 49, of Limestone with theft by deception in connection with allegedly distributing counterfeit bills on Aug. 14.

Police received the complaint after McGinnis used the money to purchase items at a yard sale. When McGinnis returned to the same yard sale later that day, officers transported her to the police station for processing, where she was given a summons for an Oct. 1 court date and subsequently released.

The department distributed a press release on Aug. 14 including a photo of a counterfeit $100 bill, saying that the bill contained Chinese writing on the back and that the material was of lower quality than a legitimate bill. 

Since the arrest, police said on Aug. 18 that they did receive another counterfeit $20 bill from a local business. While it is possible that other counterfeit bills are still in circulation, police cannot confirm if they are all related to a single individual. 

The public is urged to be on the lookout for these bills, and to call police at 493-3301 if they need help verifying any suspicious looking money, as it is an arrestable offense to distribute counterfeit bills.

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