Crime Stoppers: Fake money

Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA - There are counterfeit bills being passed in the Columbus Georgia area.

On February 28, 2010 police responded to a call of counterfeit money that had been used for a purchase at the CVS Pharmacy at 3127 Macon Road.

The shift supervisor stated that one of the employees had accepted a $100.00 bill that was given by an unknown male for the purchase of a $15.00 Verizon prepaid phone card.

Police reviewed the surveillance footage and found that the suspect paid for the Verizon prepaid phone card and left in a White Chevrolet extended-cab pick-up truck with a black cover over the top edge of the tailgate.

Photos of the suspect were obtained from the store surveillance camera.

Suspect information: black male; 5'7"- 6'0" around 200 lbs; short black afro with long sideburns; dark skinned; red shirt with floral or gothic design print; blue jeans, red and black shoes; large jewelry medallion necklace, watch and bracelet on his wrists.

If you have any information or tips concerning the identity of this suspect or his location, please contact the Columbus Police Department Financial Crimes Unit at (706) 653-3400.

You can also contact Crime Stoppers at (706) 653-3188. If your information leads to an arrest and indictment, you could receive a reward of up to $1000.00 and you do not have to give your name. 

Source: Columbus Crime Stoppers