Stolen Auto Reported In Used Vehicle Transaction Involving Counterfeit Cash On Kennicottave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 8:42 AM Friday of a stolen auto using counterfeit money in the block of 1900 North Kennicott Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that a buyer responded to a Craig's List ad listing a vehicle for sale.

The Craigs list buyer showed up at 8:30 p.m. and the offender provided US currency and the offender took the vehicle later the victim checked the money and determined it was counterfeit.

The "buyer" showed up with three other subjects and exchanged "cash" for the seller's vehicle -- a 2001 Pontiac Montana van. The value of the transaction was about $2500.

The following day the victim's wife and the victim determined that the money was counterfeit. Several of the bills had the same serial number.

The victim called the police the next morning and a police officer from an unknown police agency pulled over the vehicle on a traffic stop later that day on Friday, February 14, 2014. The vehicle was recovered by Illinois State Police and a suspect was taken in for questioning.

The crime is reported to have occurred between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014, and the vehicle was recovered on Friday, February 14, 2014.

The suspect has not been arrested, but Arlington Heights Police Department detectives have contacted the suspect involved in the case, which is under investigation.

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