EPD Reports Show Multiple Incidents Involving Counterfeit Bills

Published 08/10 2014 05:25PM

Updated 08/10 2014 06:43PM

Evansville Police Department reports show four incidents involving counterfeit cash since Friday.

On Friday, Phillips 66 on N. Main St. reported receiving six counterfeit $20 bills since the beginning of the week. In a separate case, a woman reportedly attempted to exchange a counterfeit $100 bill, but a worker refused to accept it.

The same day, reports say a man riding a bicycle tried to pay for his food at Sonic with a fake $100 bill. According to EPD, he left before officers arrived.

In another report, someone is believed to have used a counterfeit $100 bill at Wesselman’s near Weinbach. EPD said the suspect purchased $5.89 worth of items and was given real cash in return.

A fruit and vegetable stand at the corner of Vann and Covert also reported receiving a fake $100 bill. The owner told Eyewitness News an employee used a marker to verify that the bill was real, but when she took it to get change, she was told it was fake. The owner said his three stands around Evansville will no longer accept $50 or $100 bills.   

In the past, EPD has said these types of things go in cycles. 

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