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Bridget Murphy purchased these tickets for Sunday's game between the Bears and Vikings for $800, only to learn at the gate that they were fake. (Supplied to CBS)

2 Investigators: Sheriff’s Police Bust Counterfeit-Ticket Sellers

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman helps Cook County authorities set up some fake-ticket makers.

07/21/2014

Counterfeit air bags (CBS)

Sheriff Fears Motorists May Be Driving With Counterfeit Airbags

Could you be driving around with fake airbags and not know it? That’s what Cook County investigators want to know after they found two dozen counterfeit airbags at a southwest suburban auto shop.

02/13/2014

U.S.currency. (credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Accused Of Using Fake $100 Bills To Gamble At Elgin Casino

According to Grand Victoria security officers, Coleman entered the casino the morning of May 20, pretended to use an ATM for the benefit of surveillance cameras, and then used four $100 bills already in his possession to play blackjack.

05/28/2013

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Crystal Lake Man Charged With ‘Secret Shopper’ Fraud Scheme

Federal prosecutors have alleged 46-year-old Michael McKay sent out fake money orders – ranging from $900 to $2,000 – to more than 600 homes across the U.S., asking people to be “secret shoppers.”

05/09/2013

he suspect is described as a 5-feet-9 to 6-feet-2 black man between 150 and 175 pounds, police said. He is believed to be between 20 and 27 years old. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police: Man Spends Counterfeit Cash At Near North Side Clothing Stores

Police are warning Near North Side businesses of a man using counterfeit currency to buy clothing at area stores

02/12/2013

Federal authorities look over counterfeit NFL merchandise intercepted at O'Hare Airport. (CBS)

Feds Crack Down On Fake NFL Merchandise Ahead Of Super Bowl

Authorities intercepted fake official football jerseys at O’Hare International Airport. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

02/01/2013

They look good, but they're counterfeit guitars from China, federal officials say. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

Customs Agents Pluck Counterfeit Guitars Coming Into O’Hare

Some mail-order guitars coming through O’Hare struck a false note with U.S. Customs agents. They were fakes from China.

01/10/2013

GM: Rollover airbags standard on all models by 2012

Air Bag Safety Warning

A warning if you have had your cars airbags replaced in the past three years, you may have gotten counterfeit bags. The National Highway Safety Administration the bags may not inflate properly in a crash. For more information: www.safercar.gov

10/10/2012

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Teens Charged With Photocopying $20 Bill Over 35 Times, Buying Pot

Two teenage boys from Crystal Lake are in big trouble, after allegedly making $700 worth of photocopies of a single $20 bill and using them to buy pot.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Generic photo of shoppers looking through CDs. (Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Police Find 16,000 Counterfeit CDs, DVDs At Store

Police this week busted a small store on the city’s West Side that was had thousands of bootleg CDs and DVDs in stock.

12/14/2011

Armila Santarromana, Roberto Santarromana, Jin Yue Qu and Ying Fu  (Credit: St. Charles Police)

Four Charged With Selling Counterfeit Luxury Goods

Four people were arrested for allegedly selling knock-off Coach, Tiffany, Gucci, Prada and other high-end merchandise at a flea market.

05/03/2011

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Three Suspects Caught In Counterfeit Check Cashing Ring

A counterfeit check cashing ring cheated local currency exchanges and Wal-Mart stores out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

01/13/2011

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Man Busted In Massive Sports Clothing Counterfeit Raid

An undercover investigation led authorities to a Riverwoods man accused of making and selling more than $650,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise featuring Chicago Bears, Blackhawks and other brand logos.

12/23/2010