Bogus bill passed in Chase City
The Chase City Police Department is advising all citizens and merchants to be aware of “strange bills” after a bogus $100 bill showed up at a local business on Sunday.
According to reports from the Chase City Police Department, an employee with Roses Express called police shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday to report that a customer had attempted to make a purchase with a counterfeit $100 bill. Evidently a prop, the bill had “for motion picture use only” printed on it.
The customer reportedly told the employee that he had been given the $100 for his birthday from his brother. Asked for identification, address and phone number, the suspect provided fake information. The suspect then exited the store.
The incident remains under investigation by Officer Nathan Fitts of the Chase City Police Department.
Speaking on Tuesday morning, Chief J.A. Jordan reminded citizens and merchants to pay close attention to bills and to report any suspected counterfeit bills to authorities.