Three arrested in connection to "black money scam" at Racine furniture store

RACINE -- The Racine Police Department says three suspects have been charged with uttering and theft by fraud after executing a "black money scam" at a furniture store in Racine.

The scam took place Friday, April 29th.

According to Racine police, a concerned citizen notified the department that a possible scam was going to occur at the Furniture Warehouse located at 1610 Washington Avenue.

Police say they responded to the area and waited for the suspects to arrive and initiate their scam.

Upon the suspects arrival, police say three suspects proceeded to execute what is commonly known as a "black money scam" -- fraud involving fake currency.

Authorities detained three individuals and confirmed they were in fact attempting to execute the scam.

Officers arrested a 26-year-old, a 32-year-old and a 21-year-old suspect -- they have all been charged with uttering and theft by fraud.

Racine police say collaborative effort by citizens, investigators and officers, led to the quick arrest of the individuals.

Racine police are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime or other frauds. If you have any information, you are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or text 274637(CRIMES). Text messages should begin with RACS.