Mul­ti­ple coun­ter­feit bills con­fis­cated over the week­end

Rome News-Tribune - - NEWS - John Popham, staff writer

Sev­eral $100 coun­ter­feit bills were con­fis­cated and placed into ev­i­dence by Rome Po­lice Sun­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Rome Po­lice Depart­ment re­ports:

Po­lice were called to McDon­alds, 2215 Shorter Ave., at 2:23 p.m. af­ter a drive-thru cashier no­ticed a cou­ple in a white Honda had paid for their food with a coun­ter­feit $100 bill. The cashier said the man had a hand­ful of $100 bills but in­stead his wife paid for the meal with money from her purse. The two left when po­lice ar­rived.

In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent at 5:19 p.m. a man sold four shirts and a key chain through Face­book and was mes­saged by a Duce Boomin who was in­ter­ested in the items. The vic­tim met the in­di­vid­ual from Face­book at the Goo-Goo Ex­press Wash on North Broad Street, where he was given $500 in coun­ter­feit money for the items. The vic­tim did not know that the bills were false at the time and does not know the name of the per­son he met with.

On Oct. 2, po­lice re­sponded to a com­plaint at the Sunco gas sta­tion, 2039 Maple Ave., where a man had said his room­mate had given him a coun­ter­feit $100 bill. The re­ceiver of the bill gave it to the gas sta­tion clerk say­ing he sus­pected it was false and was told to call the po­lice

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