Counterfeit bills in ATMs – printed on only one side and found last week – lead to FBI arrest of employee for an ATM-servicing firm. Counterfeit bills in two New York ATMs replaced some $11,000 in cash.
Authorities say a man accused of stuffing amateurish counterfeit bills in ATMs of two midtown Manhattan banks has been arrested.
He faces embezzlement and other charges.
It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
The bills were discovered last week at two Chase branches — on 57th Street and on Ninth Avenue. The banks were short a total of some $11,000.
The counterfeit bills were blank on one side. Authorities believe they were meant to trick the ATM into believing it was carrying a full complement of cash.