Bainbridge Public Safety responded to two more calls in reference to counterfeit money in Bainbridge early this week.
On Monday, May 16, Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Jessica Richardson responded to a call at the People’s South Bank on Tallahassee Highway in reference to counterfeit money. Upon arrival, Officer Richardson made contact with the complainant who advised her the bank had received two counterfeit twenty dollar bills in two separate deposits. Both deposits had been made by local convenience stores.
The counterfeit twenty dollar bills were taken into evidence.
On Tuesday, May 17, at approximately 11:24 a.m., Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Richardson received another call about counterfeit money, this time at the Howard Johnson on Tallahassee Highway. Upon arrival, the complainant told Officer Richardson that she had received two separate counterfeit twenties. The first was received as part of a cash deposit for a room. The second was received at the bar sometime in the previous three nights.
The money was taken into evidence and Investigator Chip Nix was notified of both cases.
Not the first case of counterfeit money this week
There have been multiple cases of counterfeit money circulating in Bainbridge for at least two months. This past Saturday, a shoplifter was arrested with multiple denominations of counterfeit money, including several sheets of uncut bills.