Businesses Urged To Check For Counterfeit Bills

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Police want businesses in Jackson to take a closer look at the money their customers are paying them.

Officers took several more reports of counterfeit money in the last few days--- including a fake $10 bill used at the cafeteria at Jackson High School on Monday. A fake $20 was also passed at the Burger King on N. West Avenue Monday. Police have no suspects in either incident.

On Saturday, a counterfeit $100 bill was passed at the Admiral gas station on East Michigan Avenue. On Sunday, a counterfeit $20 bill was passed at the Buddy's gas station on N. West Avenue. Police were able to arrest a suspect in that case and is expected to be charged with Uttering and Publishing a Counterfeit Bill, a 5-year felony.

The counterfeit bills have been sent to the federal authorities for further investigation. Police are encouraging businesses and citizens to look at their bills closely and call them if they believe it is suspicious.

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