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.