So Fuerza Pública officers detained a lottery vendor near Hospital Calderón Guardia. They said they confiscated 155,000 colons in fake bills. That’s about $300.
The bad bills ranged from five thousand to 20,000 colons.
Costa Rica just issued new bills that contain high-level security features that protect against counterfeiting. However, crooks can make a passable bill with just a simple copy machine.
Police acted on the complaint of individuals who had purchased lottery tickets and got suspicious bills in change.