Coun­ter­feit money cir­cu­lat­ing in county

The Star Democrat - - LOCAL -

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 em­ployee.

The em­ployee said the sus­pected coun­ter­feit cash was pre­sented by an African-Amer­i­can male who com­pleted a pur­chase for about $30 and was given change. The man then left the store. The em­ployee said they ex­am­ined the money more closely and de­ter­mined it was pos­si­bly a coun­ter­feit bill, then no­ti­fied out­let se­cu­rity and the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

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 African-Amer­i­can male com­pleted a pur­chase at 6 p.m. with what later was 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 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 Tshirt and black shorts.

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