Counterfeit Money Found In The East

There's a warning for businesses along the Outer Banks.

Someone is passing fake money--mainly fake one hundred dollars bills.

According to the Virginian Pilot, a total of six counterfeit bills have been passed at Kill Devil Hills businesses.

Officers told the paper, additional fake $100 dollars bills were found in Nags Head.

Officers are looking for three people involved in this scheme.


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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jun 14, 2010 at 10:54 AM
    To Dean of Ayden, that's where they should not just up and charge someone with counterfit money on the spot. I bet over 90% of the people who end up giving counterfit dollars don't even know that it's counterfit. To just charge someone like is unfair, especially if it leads to the person having to pay their hard earned REAL dollars in either penalties or lawyer fees.
  • by cb Location: wallace on May 20, 2010 at 05:47 AM
    Several 100 dollar bills have shown up in Wallace. I know that at least two people got their checks cashed at the Piggly Wiggly in Burgaw and went to use the money and found it to be counterfeit.
  • by OH YEA on May 19, 2010 at 05:20 PM
    Its ok for the goverment to do it.
  • by M Location: Manteo on May 19, 2010 at 01:08 PM
    They are VERY slick. However, if you hold the bill to a light, you will see that the face is that of a $5.00 not a $100. Also, the security strip in the bill should read out '100 USA' ... if it's a $5 it'll read 'USA 5'. Abraham Lincoln is on the $5.00 and Benjamin Franklin is on the $100 :)
  • by Glock .357 Sig Location: Roanoke Rapids on May 19, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    These people are slick. They are very cleverly changing the denomination to read 100. If it is marked with a pen to determine validity it will come up good. Look at the numbers and the spelled out denomination carefully. They are not good forgeries as to the number and letter denominations but in a haste in the store, a cashier may well not look at it carefully and be fooled. Be on the alert. There are a lot of these bogus bills floating around.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 19, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    Its OK, they are Obamadollars, it just goes to show you what 100 dollars will eventually buy you a 5 dollar meal. Until all the spending stops, that is where our dollar is going.
  • by Dean Location: Ayden on May 19, 2010 at 07:24 AM
    I understand that a $100.00 bill was passed at the Dollar General in Ayden on Monday or Tuesday. A man was arrested in that incident with a woman getting away. Unfortunately, if you take a counterfeit bill you are out the money. If you pass it to someone else, you can be indicted for passing counterfeit money. Right now I wouldn't take a $100 bill from anyone and I would look real hard at the 20's too if I didn't get it from the bank.
  • by Cynthia Location: Greenville on May 19, 2010 at 05:58 AM
    I was given a 100.00 bill from Fred Grocery in Winterville, NC on May 8, 2010. I got cash back from my ATM card and gave it to my daughter in college. She went to the credit union and was told it was couterfeit. She was told it was a 5.00 bill washed into a 100.00. Please be alert and look at the donomination of the bill even if it swipes to be real money the amount is incorrect. There are some sick people out here. They need to earn an honest living, instead of trying to beat people outof their hard earned money. I spoke with the owner at Fred Wholesale store and I'm waiting to get a solution to getting my money back.
  • by jerry Location: manteo on May 19, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    What`s a 100 dollar bill?
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