Counterfeit bills - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Posted by: George Metaxas, Updated 10/11/04, 4:16 p.m.

Counterfeit bills

Some bogus bills are making the rounds in Memphis. The owner of a shop says in one week she received two fake ten dollar bills. Sandie Pipkin was able to detect the funny money by using a "counterfeit pen." Pipkin says the bogus bill caught at least one customer by surprise who didn't know it was a fake. "I caught the bill and I marked the bill and so I knew it was counterfeit, and I just gave it back to the customer and told her it was counterfeit, and she said she had gotten it from another store." Now, Pipkin wants other businesses to be aware of a possible problem. Memphis police tell us they have turned the bills over to the Secret Service. Officials in that bureau tell us funny money is a common problem, but they are investigating.
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