Counterfeit Money in Thomasville

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Businesses like Auto Zone on Jackson Street have been hit with people passing counterfeit money.

The manager says at their store it's been mostly hundred dollar bills.

Willie Anderson, Auto Zone Part Sales Manager, says, "They're passing them out and normally when they're, the person whose passing them out is in a hurry, fidgety type."

SGT Rachelle Denmark of the Thomasville Police Department says, "We're just asking stores, businesses, merchants to be on the lookout for any kind of money that doesn't look right."

To the untrained eye it's hard to tell the difference between what's real and what's fake. That's why local businesses are taking more precautions at the register.

Kenneth Myles, Store Manager of Auto Zone, says, "We're marking every hundred dollar bill, 10, 5 that we have and the best thing I can do is if you need any help we get our management involved."

Police say they have received tips and are still investigating. In the meantime local businesses say they'll keep their guard up.

Police add that anyone caught with counterfeit money will be charged with forgery, which is a felony.