Chico police bust 2 men with counterfeit cash, stolen truck

Apr 8, 2015 3:01 PM by News Staff

The online sale of a laptop Wednesday morning led to a counterfeit cash bust and the discovery of a stolen truck in Chico.

A woman was trying to sell her laptop in the Facebook group "Butte County's Virtual Yard Sale" Wednesday when a friend of hers called saying two men with cash, and lots of it, were interested in buying the computer.

The woman and her fiancé met up with the two men and then followed them to the Best Western Hotel in Chico where the men paid in fake cash.

Police responded to the hotel, where the men were staying and found an undisclosed amount of counterfeit cash, and police also discovered the men were in possession of a stolen truck.

The woman was able to get her laptop back, but she told Action News Now she will not be using "Butte County Virtual Yard Sale" again.


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