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Rogers officers were called to a local fast-food restaurant, who reported receiving two counterfeit $20 bills sometime between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Reporting party was unable to determine when the counterfeit money was received and had no suspect information. The bills were similar to those previously passed in Rogers, MN with different serial numbers. These bills were also missing embedded  security thread.

Counterfeit bill information:

1-      $20 bill  SN# MB23771574A
2-      $20 bill SN# JL67520463D

Read more: Additional counterfeit $20 bills passed in Rogers

Rogers Officers were dispatched to a local business on a scam. Complainant reported he received a call from someone who stated they worked for Xcel Energy, informing business owner that he was behind on payments and requested the business owner to pay the bill immediately or the power would be shut off to the business. The business owner bought a reloadable credit card, giving fraudulent Xcel representative the credit card number for payment. The complainant called Xcel on Monday to check the status of his account, finding that Xcel did not call his business and he had been the victim of a scam.

Read more: Scam alert- Xcel Energy Scam

rental scamThe Rogers Police recently took a report of a vacation rental scam.  The "vacation home" for rent was found on an internet site.  After contacting the alleged property owner, arrangements were made to send a security deposit to hold the rental.  Ultimately there was no vacation home to rent and the victim was out the deposit.

Read more: Vacation Rental Scam

2013-booster-seatBooster seats are the law in Minnesota, yet crash data reveals many parents are not using the safety seats that help seat belts fit children correctly and safely, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.

In Minnesota it is the law for children to ride in a booster seat upon outgrowing a forward-facing harnessed restraint. It is safest children ride in a booster until they are 4'9" tall, or at least age 8.A 2011 DPS observational survey of booster seats use revealed only 64 percent of parents/ caregivers place children in booster seats.  The survey also showed that if the driver was not belted, then only 27 percent of the children were in a booster. 

Read more: Parents Not Giving A Boost

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