Man Says Bank Gave Him Phony $100
Police called to Braselton Highway gas station after customer tried to use a counterfeit bill to make a purchase.
A Sugar Hill man told police he had no idea the bill he attempted to use to make a June 2 purchase at the Braselton Highway Exxon was counterfeit.
The gas station manager called police after a counterfeit detection marker indicated the $100 bill was not legal tender.
When police arrived, the Sugar Hill man explained he had withdrawn $1,100 from the Hamilton Mill Suntrust the previous day. The man said he did not have any of the other bills with him since he had already used them to make other purchases.
According to the officer’s report, the man gave no indication that he knew the bill was counterfeit. The officer noted there were several indicators the bill was counterfeit, most noticeably the missing security strip.
The $100 bill was collected as evidence and the case forwarded to detectives.
According to the United States Secret Service, authentic bills will have several identifiable security features. For more information, visit the Secret Service website.
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