Two people have been arrested after one of them tried to spend counterfeit cash at a Dollar General store.
According to investigators, on Tuesday a deputy was alerted by a store clerk at a local Dollar General store in Gadsden County, that a woman was trying to pay with funny money.
The clerk reported that a female was in the store and attempted to purchase and load a gift card with $380 in counterfeit $20 bills. The clerk immediately noticed that they were counterfeit and refused the purchase.
Investigators say the store clerk saw the deputy enter the store parking lot and went outside to alert him of the attempted counterfeit transaction.
The female suspect then ran out of the store to an awaiting car and fled at a high rate of speed.
The deputy initiated a traffic stop and further investigation revealed the discovery of 307 counterfeit $20 bills.
The suspects were later identified as Diamond Williams and Devaughn Hall of Atlanta. They were both arrested and booked in the Gadsden County Jail.
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“Sheriff Morris Young wants to warn the public and business sector that there could be more counterfeit bills that may surface in the area and to please check and double-check upon receipt of any currency,” said Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office
The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Investigations along with the United States Secret Service will continue this investigation.