ANGELES CITY -- Two men were recently apprehended by the city police for allegedly trying to change two pieces of US $100 to pesos at a money transfer shop in Barangay Balibago here.

The suspects were identified as Eddie Miranda of 8-11 Hadrian 3, Mountain View, Balibago, this city, and Edwin Rocales, of 8-11 Metro Clark Phase 1, Pulung Maragul, also of this city.

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Chief Inspector Luisito Tan, Police Station 4 chief, said that Miranda and his unidentified companion tried to change the two fake bills at the PetNet, Western Union money transfer shop located along the MacArthur Highway in the said village.

When the stall cashier informed them that the bills were counterfeit, the two immediately left the area.

Tan said the suspects returned to the establishment after several hours to retrieve the fake bills.

The cashier refused to return the fake dollars and told Miranda, Rocales and their unidentified companion that the bills were already confiscated and about to be turned over to the Central Bank.

The suspects then threatened to make trouble inside the money transfer shop, which prompted the cashier to call the police.

Tan said they recovered another US $100 dollar bill from Rocales.

The two were charged for possession of counterfeit money before the Office of the City Prosecutor here. (Reynaldo G. Navales)