Man finds counterfeit $200,000 in used car

Feb. 1, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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BALL GROUND, Ga., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Authorities in Georgia said a man discovered $200,000 in counterfeit bills hidden in a compartment behind the back seat of a used car he recently purchased.

Cherokee County sheriff's deputies said Tye Kuykendall of Ball Ground was repairing a gas leak in the car he purchased for $400 from a towing company last year, after it has been sitting in an impound lot since a 2006 drug bust, when he found a hidden compartment behind the back seat, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported Monday.

Kuykendall said the compartment contained a white sack filled with thousands of $100 bills.

He said he called the Cherokee County Sheriff, which contacted U.S. Treasury officials, and the cash was found to be counterfeit.

Investigators said they are working with the U.S. Secret Service to determine where the bills may have originated from prior to the car's impounding.

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