ARLINGTON HEIGHTS POLICE TARGETED WITH DEROGATORY MESSAGES IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS AND BUFFALO GROVE BY ONE SUSPECT
Arlington Heights police are investigating a suspect who is facing felony charges after the suspect scattered more than $100 worth of dollar bills with anti-police messages defacing the bills.
The defaced bills appeared at locations in Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove.
According to Arlington Heights Police Cmdr. Richard Sperando the suspect is facing is a felony case, so no additional information is initially being released by the Arlington Heights Police Department.
Commander Sperando said Monday August 20, 2018 that the suspect is not in police custody and is expected to appear at a hearing on a felony charge at the Cook County Circuit Court in Rolling Meadows on September 10, 2018.
Fourteen $1 bills with derogatory messages against the Arlington Heights Police Department were found at Buffalo Grove High School on August 8, 2108, according to Buffalo Grove police.
An employee at Buffalo Grove High School notified police to report that on August 9, 2018 that he found ten $1 bills on campus that were marked with #metoo and a name followed by “PIG” written on the front of the bill, according to Buffalo Grove Police.
According to Buffalo Grove police, a message on the back of the bill said “SAVE BGHS.”
Buffalo Grove police also received a report on August 9, 2018 that three defaced $1 bills were found in the parking lot at Tortorice’s restaurant, 217 W. Dundee Road. The dollar bills were defaced by a marker with different derogatory messages about the Arlington Heights Police Department.
Dollar bills with derogatory messages were also found August 9, 2018 at the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive. Some messages named two specific police officers.
Several similarly defaced $1 bills were also found at Emmerich Park East, 151 Raupp Boulevard in Buffalo Grove.
Defaced dollar bills marked with anti-police messages were also reportedly found in Arlington Heights locations.
Initially there was no information about what law agency required the woman to meet in court for the felony case.
According to the U.S. Department of Treasury BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING web page defacement of currency is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code. Under this provision, currency defacement is generally defined as follows: Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
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