Minors Accused of Passing Funny Money at School

$500 in fake bills confiscated from high school kids

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012  |  Updated 10:36 AM CDT
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Minors Accused of Passing Funny Money at School

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Fake $20s, not $100s, were found at the Houston school.

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Investigators say two students have been accused in a fake lunch money scam at a Houston-area school.

KPRC-TV reports the computer-printed $20 bills confiscated at Cypress Ranch High School have the same two serial numbers.

Officials say one boy was suspended and then arrested at home, while the other was arrested at school Wednesday.

Both teens have been charged in juvenile court with forgery. Names of the 16- and 15-year-old boys haven't been released.

Harris County constable's Lt. Donald Steward says lunch room workers reported some bills used to pay for lunches did not appear to be real.

Steward says at least $500 worth of fake bills were confiscated from the older suspect. The younger boy allegedly passed the bogus cash to friends, sometimes for a fee.

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