Counterfeit money circulating in county
STEVENSVILLE — Suspected counterfeit currency was recovered from two area businesses on Aug. 24. The first incident was reported at 6:09 p.m. at the White House Black Market store in Queenstown by a store. The employee said the suspected counterfeit cash was presented by an unknown African American male who completed a purchase for around $30 and was given change. The man then left the store. The employee said they examined the money more closely and determined that it was possibly a counterfeit bill, then notified outlet security and the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.
The same date at 6:17 p.m. deputies responded to the Food Lion in Stevensville for a report of possible counterfeit currency being passed. The store clerk said an unknown African American male completed a purchase at 6 p.m. with what was later determined to be suspected counterfeit money. The man made a purchase totaling $1,500 and paid for the transaction with cash. An initial inspection by the store clerk did not indicate that the currency was counterfeit, but further inspection after the transaction was completed indicated the bills were possibly counterfeit.
The man was last seen wearing sunglasses, a red T-shirt and black shorts.
Both investigations are ongoing.