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Police investigate second counterfeit case

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro officers are investigating another case of counterfeit cash after three people were arrested Tuesday.

According to a Jonesboro Police Department incident report, officers responded to a call about counterfeit money at Academy Sports around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The manager told officers there were two white men in the store around 3:45 p.m.

One of the men was trying to return some merchandise bought at the Academy Sports in Sherwood, but he did not have a receipt.

The manager said the same two men were identified by the Sherwood store and had bought the merchandise using counterfeit $100 bills.

These men also have the same last name as a suspect arrested Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree forgery.

The cashier helping the man said he wanted cash for the items, but he was given an in-store credit for $60.24 because he did not have the receipt.

The cashier also said some of the items had been worn and tags on the merchandise had been removed and switched around.

The other man went to another cashier and tried to buy a pair of shoes. He tried to pay with two $100 bills.

The cashier reportedly told him she did not see any watermarks on the bills, so the man grabbed the money back and said he would go get a card from his wife.

He did not come back.

The men were seen getting into the same vehicle.

Officers are still investigating this incident and no arrests have been made yet. 

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