Police: First-grader allegedly hands out bogus $100 bills at East Chicago school

2012-03-06T16:15:00Z 2012-03-07T06:20:37Z Police: First-grader allegedly hands out bogus $100 bills at East Chicago schoolBy Steve Zabroski Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
March 06, 2012 4:15 pm  • 

EAST CHICAGO | Federal agents are investigating the source of counterfeit $100 bills an Indiana Harbor first-grader allegedly handed out to fellow classmates, police said.

Lincoln Elementary School officials reported confiscating six of the bogus notes printed with various serial numbers from students Monday.

School officials told police the 6-year-old said he got the counterfeit money from his grandmother.

A classmate relieved of one of the bills reportedly told school officials the boy had a bag full of them inside a closet where he stays at a North Harbor apartment complex.

The U.S. Secret Service was notified of the matter and has assigned agents to investigate, police said.

School City of East Chicago administration officials could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

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