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Counterfeit bills found

Counterfeit bills found

Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:14 am

 The Messenger, January 11, 2010

Union City police are investigating counterfeit money discovered Saturday at Bill Cody’s at 204 South First St.

The incident was first reported by a Dyersburg woman who told police she had received a $10 bill at Bill Cody’s and discovered it was counterfeit when she went to Food Plaza on West Reelfoot Avenue in Union City to make a purchase, according to a Union City Police Department report.

She told police she had left the bar shortly before 2 a.m.

Police then responded to Bill Cody’s at 9:50 a.m. after some counterfeit bills were discovered from the previous night’s drawer. Business owner Doug Powell told police he had discovered $110 in counterfeit money — four $20 bills and three $10 bills. He said he checked the money because he had received a call from an employee who had earlier attempted to use a $10 bill at Food Plaza, according to a police report.

Police reported the $20s all had the same serial number and the $10s all bore the same serial number.

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