EUGENE, Ore. -- Police responded to a domestic disturbance call over the weekend said they found two men involved in a counterfeit money scheme.
Officers arrested Nicolas Pisciotta, 49, of Eugene on suspicion of menacing and forgery.
Officers also arrested Joseph Ulchinsky, 34, on suspicion of forgery charges.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Click on the bills below to launch interactive guides to security features of U.S. Currency. The $100 bill is slated for redesign now that the new $5 is in circulation, according to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. | MORE
Click on the bills below to launch interactive guides to security features of U.S. Currency.
The $100 bill is slated for redesign now that the new $5 is in circulation, according to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. | MORE
The U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving offers the following advice:
- If you think you've received a counterfeit bill, do not return it to the passer.
- Delay the person if possible, without causing harm to yourself.
- If you live in the United States, immediately notify the local police or the U.S. Secret Service; if you live outside the U.S., notify the proper authorities.
- Note the passer's physical characteristics, and write down the license plate number and description of the vehicle when possible.
- Safeguard the bill and release it only to the proper authorities.
New $100 coming soon
The $100 bill is the last major denomination of U.S. currency to receive a security facelift. New versions of the $5, $10, $20 and $50 are now in circulation.
Money handlers can look for a security thread and watermark in the current $100 bill.
Scammers usually target businesses during busiest hours when they know workers will be too busy to closely check the money.