A Chippewa Falls couple is accused of buying a used vehicle with counterfeit $100 bills.
Darroyl L. Bandy, 36, 1233 Therbrook St., and Barbara J. Link, 49, 3487 S. Joles Parkway, are each charged in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of uttering a forgery.
They are both free on $1,000 signature bonds. Bandy and Link return to court Tuesday, April 2, and May 2, respectively.
According to the criminal complaint:
Eau Claire County Sheriff's deputies were sent to a residence on Highway XX in the town of Ludington on Thursday regarding a vehicle being purchased with counterfeit bills.
Bandy and Link were found in the vehicle and Bandy was in possession of fake $100 bills.
A couple had agreed to sell their vehicle to Link for $1,000.
Bandy and Link arrived for the transaction and gave the couple a wad of folded up cash before leaving in the vehicle.
The couple then noticed that the ten $100 bills were fake.
Bandy and Link were in the vehicle when it was stopped by police early the next morning at Highway 93 and East Hamilton Avenue.