SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) –
Cops say Marcus Rivera is a crook trying to pass counterfeit money at Springfield stores.
“It doesn’t rear its head in Springfield often but it’s out there, counterfeiting,” said Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney.
Springfield Police say Rivera used his funny money at a convenient store on Bay Street last May.
“He got a money order for 300 dollars and used 320 dollars of counterfeit money to pay for it, then he went to a Walmart and used more counterfeit money,” added Delaney.
Investigators were able to trace the bills back to Rivera but he’s not the only one dabling in counterfieting in Springfield.
“Our office took in 1600-dollars of 20-dollar counterfeit bills and arrested 3-suspects trying to pass it,” Delaney said.
They were nabbed and now police are looking for Rivera to pay for his crime.
“It’s a crime going on around America we don’t talk about it much but it’s out there and it’s prevalent in Springfield because of the recent arrestes and guys like this out there trying to pass fake 20-dollar bills,” said Delaney.
So keep your eyes open in case you cross paths with this wanted criminal. Your tip could land him behind bars.
If you have any information about Marcus Rivera you can call police or text them an anonymous tip at crimes or 2-7-4-6-3-7 and in the message type solve and your tip.