Police warn businesses of counterfeit bills

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WYTV) – Investigators with the East Liverpool Police Department are warning business owners to beware of counterfeit bills.

According to the Morning Journal, East Liverpool Detective Don Fickes issued the warning after a high volume of counterfeit money began circulating in the area.

There were three attempts to use counterfeit bills over the weekend at retailers in the area including Giant Eagle on Bradshaw Avenue where a female in her 20s attempted to use a $20. When questioned, the woman said she had just cashed her check at Wal-Mart.

Employees refused to return the bill to the woman, and she quickly exited the store.

Bricker’s on East 6th Street and Rite Aid on Bradshaw Avenue also reported a male attempting to use counterfeit bills in $5 and $10 denominations.

Police are checking surveillance video in all the cases.

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