Secret Service Not Investigating Counterfeit Cash Used In FAU Drug Shooting

BOCA RATON, FL ( — has learned that the U.S. Secret Service is not investigating the counterfeit money used in Sunday’s drug deal gone bad that led to the shooting of two men and the arrest of three — including two FAU students.

According to a source, the Secret Service is not running an investigation at this time. Formerly part of the Treasury Department — and now part of the Department of Homeland Security —  the Secret Service traditionally investigates crimes involving counterfeit money. It is unclear why the Secret Service is passing on this case — at least for now.

As reported throughout the week, at least two men were shot after they attempted to buy $1200 worth of marijuana in Boca Raton using money allegedly counterfeited with a scanner on the Northwood University campus in West Palm Beach.

Boca Raton police charged Thomas Fenech with attempted murder after he allegedly opened fire on the drug buyers with an AK-47, once he realized the money was fake. Gun fire critically injured two men. Police also charged Florida Atlantic University (FAU) students Jared Tuck and Anthony Proios as accessories after the fact. Tuck and Proios allegedly took the AK-47 to a dorm on the FAU campus as they attempted to dismantle and dispose of the weapon. Proios was released from jail earlier in the week. Tuck was released on $70,000 bond Thursday.

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