Suspect arrested for allegedly using fake $100 bills at Tredyffrin Acme

Hernan Rivera-Vallecilla

TREDYFFRIN >> A Colombian man who resides in Philadelphia has been arrested for allegedly using fake $100 bills at the Acme grocery store in the 700 block of Lancaster Avenue.

Tredyffrin police are investigating the passing of multiple forged $100 bills at the store on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hernan Rivera-Vallecilla, 58, a Colombian national who resides in the 400 block of West Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael J. Cabry III and held on $30,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing will be held before Magisterial District Judge Thomas Tartaglio at 9 a.m. May 25.

The U.S. Secret Service conducted an interview with Rivera-Vallecilla and I.C.E./HSI was involved for future deportation proceedings. One bill’s serial number was replicated, SN# DC 11333382L. Other serial numbers include: LD 92099000I, LE 30266239B, LF 90328050C, LA 24424987 B, LF 53947769I and AB 19728315K. Most were new style, Series 2009 bills with good paper and color properties. The metal band running through the middle of the bills became exposed through the face of the bills. The USSS related numerous similar activity in the Philadelphia area.

Anyone with information regarding this subject is urged to contact the Tredyffrin Police Department Detective Division at 610-644-3221. The public is urged to check their larger denomination bills when receiving them at public places.

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