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Fake bills tossed around lead to drug arrest

Vernell North (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Vernell North (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Cynthia Hill (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Cynthia Hill (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police have been busy investigating counterfeit money being used at the golden arches around town.

Saturday, they worked one incident at the McDonald’s on Nettleton and another incident at the McDonald’s on Highland.

The first incident happened around 1 a.m. Saturday when a person driving a black GMC Yukon ordered $3 worth of food, but then paid with a counterfeit $100 bill.

According to the report, the woman driving the vehicle almost got away with nearly $97 until an employee approached her.

After being told it was fake, the driver said she did not know it was counterfeit money.

The report stated the passenger “was aggressive and yelling at them calling them a liar.” The driver returned the cash.

Saturday afternoon around 2:30 police responded to the McDonald’s on Highland where they ran into the same scenario.

Cynthia Hill, 29, handed the cashier a counterfeit bill.

The employee realized it was fake and stalled, giving Hill the change back until police arrived.

According to the report, the two women and the vehicle were involved in the Nettleton McDonald’s incident.

Police found that the driver, Vernell North, 31, was on probation.

During a search of North’s vehicle, police reportedly found a straw with cocaine residue inside of it.

Hill was arrested on a first-degree forgery charge.

Police arrested North for possession of drug paraphernalia and forgery. 

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