Lufkin Police: counterfeit cash circulating

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE)- In this week alone, Lufkin Police said there have been five reports of counterfeit cash.

The counterfeit money, all being $100 bills, have reached several businesses in Lufkin. One of the effected businesses said they discovered the fake cash when the bank denied their deposit Tuesday morning.

"I just wanted to make everybody aware, businesses, small businesses aware of this," said Stephen Pinkney, Schlotzky's Deli general manager. "I mean because if you get two or three of those in a week's time period, it's not good."

Police said they have some suspects in mind. They believe two black men and a black woman driving a silver Dodge Charger may be responsible for processing and spending the counterfeit bills.

A single incident of making counterfeit cash is a felony with a punishment up to a year in state prison. Police said multiple offenses draw attention from the United States Secret Service, which could be a much stiffer penalty.