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UPDATE: Storm Lake, IA police arrest two suspects in counterfeit cash case

STORM LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) – Storm Lake, Iowa, police have made two arrests connected to the circulation of counterfeit $100 bills.

Wednesday, after reviewing security camera video from a store where four of the fake bills were passed, police identified a suspect. That suspect showed up at another store about an hour later, and police took 25-year-old Ervin Dewalt, of Storm Lake, into custody. Police say Dewalt was carrying several of the fake $100 bills. He’s charged with two counts of forgery, and one count of money laundering.

Also in custody is 27-year-old Dennis Williams. He’s charged with one count of forgery, and one count of money laundering.

Police continue to warn local businesses about the counterfeit cash, which may still be circulating. The bills all have the same serial number #HB21212520J.

Police admit the “counterfeit marking pens” do not work on these bills, so when the pen is used the bills appear legitimate.

They ask if you have any $100 bills with this serial number, call Storm Lake police at (712) 732-8010 or (712) 749-2525.


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STORM LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) – The Storm Lake, Iowa, Police Department is warning local business owners about counterfeit cash that’s being circulated.

Police say detectives are working on a counterfeiting investigation involving counterfeit $100 bills. They say the bills all have the same serial number #HB21212520J.

Police say “counterfeit marking pens” do not work on these bills, so when the pen is used the bills appear legitimate.

They ask if you have any $100 bills with this serial number, call Storm Lake police at (712) 732-8010 or (712) 749-2525.

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