Police Report: Suspicious $50 bill has Abe Lincoln on it
Security personnel from Sierra-at-Tahoe turned over to El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 17 a counterfeit $50 bill discovered at the resort.
The note was a $5 bill altered to look like a $50 bill, according to a sheriff’s office report. Security personnel spotted the forgery because of an Abraham Lincoln watermark and a silver strip inside the bill reading “USA FIVE.” A $50 bill sports a portrait of Ulysses S. Grant.
The case has been forwarded to the U.S. Secret Service for review.
— At about 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 25-year-old Carson City man on suspicion of identity theft.
The man allegedly tried to check into a room at Horizon Casino Resort using another man’s identification. The clerk at the hotel recognized the man on the ID because he went to high school with him and became suspicious of the man presenting the ID, according to a sheriff’s report.
The suspect reportedly told officers he found the ID at a South Lake Tahoe gas station. It had not been reported stolen.
— At 10:48 a.m. Feb. 19, South Lake Tahoe police responded to a report of an assault.
A 37-year-old South Lake Tahoe man allegedly exchanged words with a 34-year-old male resident about a woman both had been involved with, according to South Lake Tahoe police Lt. Marty Hale. The older man allegedly hit the younger man in the face, resulting in a bloody nose and split lip, Hale said.
No arrest was made, but details of the incident were sent to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office for review.
— At 5:27 p.m. Feb. 20, South Lake Tahoe police responded to a report of an auto theft on the 2700 block of Young Street.
Upon returning from a trip to Southern California, a resident found her GMC Yukon missing from in front of her home.
Later that night, police arrested a 16-year-old girl, reportedly an acquaintance of the victim, on suspicion of taking the vehicle for a joyride while the resident was away, according to Hale. The girl was booked into El Dorado County’s Juvenile Treatment Center in South Lake Tahoe, Hale said.
The vehicle has since been located and returned.
— At 6:16 p.m. Feb. 16, El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported burglary at a residence on Gentian Circle.
Residents of the home said an iPod and two digital cameras with a total value of $628 were stolen from the home.
Pry marks were discovered on the back sliding door of the home, and deputies found male size-12 footprints leading from the front of the house to the back porch. No arrest had been made in the case.
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