News Tens of thousands of counterfeit bills seized at mail facility at JFK Thousands in counterfeit $100 bills were seized at JFK by U.S. Customs officers. By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Updated March 24, 2015 8:58 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Thousands in counterfeit $100 bills were seized at Kennedy Airport by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, authorities said Tuesday. The more than $65,000 in bogus bills were found concealed in placemats and a shoe bag sent through the mail from Ecuador, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They were seized at an express cargo facility. "Every day [Customs and Border Protection] officers are protecting the American public from various dangers," said Robert E. Perez, director of New York field operations for the agency. "This seizure is a testament to the dedication our Officers demonstrate daily in support of CBP's mission." The investigation is ongoing. By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.