Paducah police investigate use of counterfeit bills at 2 stores in mall | Crime
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - The Paducah Police Department is warning local businesses about counterfeit $100 bills passed Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. at two businesses at Kentucky Oaks Mall.
Police say the bills were used at Game Stop and Gap at the mall. The suspects were described as three black males ranging in height from 5 feet, 7 inches to 6 feet, 2 inches, in their late 20s to early 30s. All three men had dreadlocks and gold teeth.
An employee of Gap told an officer three men came into the store and two bought items with $100 bills. The employee said she rang up the purchases and gave the men the change and they left the store before she realized the $100 bills were fake.
Less than 10 minutes later, police say an employee at Game Stop told the same officer that a man bought two games and paid with a $100 bill. Again, police say the employee gave the man change and he left the store before the employee realized the bill was phony.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL. Tipsters may also text their tips to "CRIMES" by entering "KyTips" followed by their information or by visiting the Crime Stoppers website at westkycrimestoppers.info. Information leading up to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.
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