W. Pa. man charged with bag of shredded bogus cash

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INDIANA, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with possessing an instrument of crime — a bag of shredded counterfeit money — after police say he handed it to them when they went to his house on an unrelated disturbance call last year.

Thirty-nine-year-old Peter Letso, of Indiana, Pa., was charged by state police only this week because crime lab experts and the U.S. Secret Service have been examining the bag's contents to determine what it contained.

Police say they were answering a disturbance call on Sept. 10, when Letso told troopers he knew why they were there and handed over the bag. Police haven't explained why Letso did that or how he allegedly obtained the counterfeit money.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Letso, who also doesn't have a listed phone.

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