Police Beat

Anacortes Police Officers contacted a "person of interest" in reference to the fraudulent $10 bills being passed around Anacortes for the past several days. 

In a statement released Monday morning, the police department said, "Investigation continues in this case and local retailers and bank managers should continue to call 911 immediately upon discovery of fraudulent $10 bills."

Earlier the APD said, examination of the bills that police have reveals that they are likely created on a photocopier or high end printer. The bills the police have are not identical; they have different serial numbers.

Five of the bills are in police custody, one was returned to a person at the counter of a store after a currency pen revealed that the bill was a phony. That person may or may not have known that the bill that they were trying to pass was a fake, they left the store and have not been further identified.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,302 Confirmed Skagit Cases
460-469 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

350 Hospitalizations
74 Deaths
61,181 Fully Vaccinated
68,746 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

410,195 Confirmed Cases Statewide
24,930 Hospitalizations

5,810 Deaths Statewide
3,637,611 Fully Vaccinated
4,122,446 Initial Doses Given

Updated 5:00 pm, June 17, 2021.

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Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times