Police investigate counterfeit money circulating in Jonesboro

Police investigate counterfeit money circulating in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are investigating after they learned counterfeit money started circulating around local businesses.

According to two separate incident reports, suspects gave fake $20 bills to two different businesses Friday night.

The first incident happened at 8:54 p.m. at Kum and Go, 2028 Church Street.

When police arrived, the clerk told them a black male made a purchase with the fake bill between 8:00 and 8:45 p.m.

The report stated a woman also tried to get change for a fake $20 bill but the cashier realized it was counterfeit.

The woman told the cashier the same man who paid with counterfeit cash gave her the money and told her to make change for it.

The second incident happened while a Domino's Pizza driver was on a delivery run  at 11:47 p.m.

According to the report, the driver was delivering a pizza to the 600-block of West Washington.

As he was leaving, a man pulled up and asked if he had change for a $20 bill.  The driver gave the suspect change.

The Domino's employee described the suspect as a black male with dreads. He told police the man was driving a black Dodge Avenger.

Police logged all bills into evidence and the investigation is ongoing.  It is unknown if the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (7867).

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