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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Aug. 24, 2009

Campus Safety issues counterfeit bill warning

Authorities are investigating circumstances surrounding a counterfeit $10 bill that was passed Tuesday, July 21, at the Java City coffee shop in the J.W. Jones Student Union.

According to Campus Safety Lt. Ray Ottman, employees of ARAMARK, the campus' food service provider, discovered the bogus bill and notified appropriate law enforcement authorizes and the company's bank.

Ottman said the bill was turned over to the Department of Campus Safety, which will forward it to the U.S. Secret Service. The investigation by campus law enforcement and federal authorities is continuing.

Ottman urged all members of the campus and local communities to exercise due diligence when handling paper currency of all denominations. Anyone who encounters a bill they think may be counterfeit should contact authorities immediately.

To contact Department of Campus Safety personnel, call 660.562.1254 or e-mail .

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468