On October 12, 2018 the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a counterfeit $100 U.S. bill passed at the Fireworks Supermarket, 3602 W. Osage, outside Pacific. The bill was passed on 10/9/18 by a male subject to purchase items from the store. The bill was marked with a pen to test the authenticity which did not produce a counterfeit mark. After the male subject left the store the employee turned over the bill to a manager and questioned the authenticity. Upon further inspection they found the strip in the bill indicated it was a $10 bill. It appeared the bill had been washed and reprinted to look like a $100 bill. Surveillance video showed the male subject had parked at a gas station next to the store and walked to the store to make the transaction. There was a female passenger in the vehicle the male was driving and both subjects had entered the gas station prior to the passing of the counterfeit bill. The vehicle they arrived in appeared to be a light gray or silver, new model year crossover style Nissan Rogue or X-trail. The vehicle appeared to be traveling I-44. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is urged to contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Callers can remain anonymous. Businesses are cautioned to closely scrutinize currency they receive that they suspect could be counterfeit.
Franklin County Sheriff