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JPD: Man using phony money to buy phones

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Call it “phone-y” money.

Jonesboro police say a named suspected used counterfeit currency to purchase two cell phones.

Investigators say the man used fake $100 and $20 bills in two separate cases reported on Wednesday.

The first victim said the suspect contacted her about a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 she was selling on Craigslist for $250.

They met at a convenience store in the 4800-block of East Highland and he gave her two $100 bills and three $20 bills. It was only after he left in a black Ford Fusion that she realized the bills were fake.

The woman then went to the Jonesboro Police Department, 1001 S. Caraway, to report the crime.

While she was filing the report, another man came in to report a similar incident.

The man said he met the suspect at a convenience store in the 3100-block of Commerce to sell him a Samsung Galaxy Note for $315.

He said the suspect was “in a hurry” and handed him three $100 bills and three $5 bills then left in a black car.

After the suspect left the scene, the man realized the money was counterfeit.

According to the report, the money had the same serial numbers and “Oriental writing in red.”

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