Thursday, October 29, 2009

Counterfeit Bills Turning Up in Cookeville

First it was twenties; now, it's counterfeit fifty dollar bills that are turning up in Cookeville. On Monday of this week, officials at Walmart reported receiving two bogus bills -- one passed at register number three, the other at register fifteen. Both bills had the same serial number, just as the fake twenties passed at Cookeville businesses earlier this month had the same serial number. But, unlike those cases, police say Walmart cameras recorded the transactions on video and that video evidence may give investigators the break they need. Police also report that a counterfeit ten dollar bill was passed at Stroud's Barbecue on East Spring Street over the weekend.