Pennsylvania Credit Union Association

Counterfeit Cop

Protect Your Credit Union Against Fraudulent Payment and Identification!

The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association is pleased to offer The Counterfeit Cop™ to member credit unions at discounted pricing.

Protection Against Fraud

The Counterfeit Cop helps protect credit unions against losses attributed to the acceptance of fraudulent payment and identification. The presence of the “Cop” acts as a deterrent to criminals attempting to pass phony documents. The Counterfeit Cop is an electronic device that employs both ultra violet and incandescent lighting technology to help detect:

  • Counterfeit Currency
  • Altered and Fake ID’s
  • Driver’s Licenses
  • Government Checks
  • Personal Checks
  • Phony INS Documents

The Counterfeit Cop can confirm genuine documents that include the use of special papers, polymer threads, imbedded holograms, fluorescent inks, and hidden watermarks. In addition, The Counterfeit Cop is easy to use and takes up very little space. All you need is a single standard outlet and minimal training.

Easy to Use

Counterfeit Cop’s UV bulb has more than double the wattage of competing devices, making detection of the security thread quick and easy.

The Counterfeit Cop evaluates multiple security elements with one pass of the document. You can even run several through at one time. The Counterfeit Cop UV light source is activated by a small switch on the right-hand side of the device. Pressing down on the spring mounted base plate activates the incandescent light. When it’s real, The Counterfeit Cop displays:

  • Color-coded security threads
  • Hidden holograms
  • Authentic currency does not fluoresce under ultraviolet light
  • Watermarks

When it is fraudulent, The Counterfeit Cop displays:

  • Currency is missing the ultraviolet color-coded threads
  • Paper glows bright from high starch or bleach on counterfeits
  • Security holograms and watermarks do not show
  • Any alterations are detectable

PCUA Member Pricing

While the retail price for The Counterfeit Cop is $169, the Association is able to offer member credit unions a price of $79.95 plus shipping. The Counterfeit Cop can be ordered at



For more information or to get started, please contact your Association Representative at 800-932-0661, or e-mail
Business Development / Sales
Central Pennsylvania

Russell Evans
VP, Business Development
& Membership
800-932-0661 x 5330

Western Pennsylvania

Monika Edlis

Sr. Account Executive

Eastern Pennsylvania

Angelique Pattillo
Account Executive