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 email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated March 24, 2015 8:58 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet 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 firstname.lastname@example.org @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 We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.