Anchorage man charged with counterfeiting money

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) An Anchorage man was arrested and charged with running a counterfeit money operation.

Christopher Clark, 25, was charged with first-degree forgery, second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and second-degree misconduct involving a weapon. His bail has been set at $75,000.

Clark was arrested after a McDonald's Restaurant notified police. The restaurant had already received counterfeit money, so the employees were suspicious. When a customer attempted to pass a counterfeit bill to the clerk, he refused to accept it and got the license plate number of the car the customer was driving.

Police traced the plate to a trailer at the Four Seasons Mobile Home Court. Police found Clark at the trailer and got a search warrant.

Inside the trailer, police said they found counterfeit money and computers, scanners and printers that were allegedly used to produce the money.

Police had received reports from local businesses that they were receiving counterfeit $100 and $50 bills. The reports came from department stores, restaurants, gas stations, banks and other businesses.

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