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Wayne County Sheriff’s Department warns businesses of counterfeit money

Wayne County Sheriff's Department warns businesses of counterfeit money. Wayne County Sheriff's Department warns businesses of counterfeit money.
Man caught on surveillance video suspected of using counterfeit money. Man caught on surveillance video suspected of using counterfeit money.
WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department said they’ve received numerous reports of counterfeit $20 bills being used at stores.

According to investigators, the bills pass the counterfeit money detector pen test. The sheriff’s department said the bills being used at several businesses all have the same serial number and do not have a visible watermark when held in the light.

The department obtained surveillance video from a store in Buckatunna where a man is seen using the counterfeit money Monday afternoon. Investigators said the suspect also stopped at several other businesses. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the sheriff's department.

Merchants are asked to be cautious when taking money and are advised to check for watermarks.

The sheriff’s department said the counterfeit bills are also being used in surrounding counties as well.

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