2 Albany men accused of counterfeiting $100 bills

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DALLAS, Ore. (AP) -- Two Albany men are jailed in Polk County, accused of passing counterfeit $100 bills at the Spirit Mountain Casino at Grand Ronde.

The sheriff's office says Secret Service agents from Portland are helping investigate the case that began Tuesday when the counterfeit bills were discovered at the casino.

A Polk County deputy stopped the two after they left the parking lot. Investigators say they had passed $1,700 in phony bills and had more in their possession, in their car and where they were staying.

Deputies and Secret Service agents served a search warrant at an Albany address and seized printers and computers. The sheriff's office says hard drives removed from computers had been burned in a wood stove.

The two were identified as Terry Albert Conner and Eric John Willem.