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Change for a $10,000 Bill? Woman Brings Fake $10K Bill to Mass. Bank

(AP Photo, file)
Woman Brings Fake $10,000 Bill to Mass. Bank
(AP Photo, file)

LOWELL, Mass. (CBS/AP) A $10,000 bill? The staff at a Massachusetts bank just wasn't buying it - or taking it.

Suspicious employees at Enterprise Bank in Lowell quickly determined that the bill a woman brought into the bank was a fake.

Michael Gallagher, the bank's risk management director, tells The Sun of Lowell that it's believed there are only about 300 $10,000 bills left, and most are in the hands of collectors.

The bank called police, who in turn notified the U.S. Secret Service, the agency that investigates counterfeiting.

Gallagher would not say what kind of transaction the woman attempted with the C-C-C note on Tuesday.

The woman's name was not released because she has not been charged, but a police spokesman says she may have mental health issues.