Dallas store clerks encounter problem with fake bills.
Wired PR News.com – Dallas stores have reported several recent cases of being given counterfeit money as payment for items. As reported by NBC DFW News, the city’s police department is currently investigating numerous cases of counterfeiting and check forgery incidents this week. Sr. Cpl. Janice Crowther was quoted in the report as stating, “We’ve had reports of people passing counterfeit bills before… And of course, in the late 80s it was pretty prevalent, but now it seems to be making a comeback.”
One Dallas store that has been affected by the fraud is Wilson’s Shell gas station located on Kiest Boulevard. Describing an incident involving two men sending a child into the store with a counterfeit five-dollar bill, Ken Wilson stated, “It was just like balled all up. Then when you opened it, it felt like notebook paper.”
Crowther was said to attribute the counterfeiting issue to possible economic hardship. The Dallas Police Department is reportedly investigating the source (s) of the counterfeit money. Store clerks throughout Dallas are advised to check the authenticity of suspicious looking bills.