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Attempts to pass counterfeit cash continues in Angelina Co.

Attempts to pass fake cash continues in Angelina County. Attempts to pass fake cash continues in Angelina County.
Angelina Co. Sheriff's Capt. Atlon Lenderman said they continue to get calls about attempted passing of fake bills. Angelina Co. Sheriff's Capt. Atlon Lenderman said they continue to get calls about attempted passing of fake bills.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

            

            A Lufkin Police department incident report released July 4th weekend showed another attempt to pass off counterfeit cash happened Friday night.  The latest incident occurred at an unnamed restaurant in the 1100 block of South Timberland Drive.  This is the stretch of road where McDonald’s Subway, Long John Silver’s and Popeye’s Chicken are located.

            A review of LPD police reports for the week, one will find fake cash attempts happened at least five other businesses.

            It is also happening in Angelina County.

"We haven't made any arrests, we've had several reports of counterfeit money,” said Angelina County Sheriff’s Captain Alton Lenderman.  “That's actually kind of not unusual now because of the printers and computers.”

            On July 1, 2015, Deputies charged and booked 33-year-old David Antley for carrying a stolen four-wheeler in his pickup and for possession of 22 counterfeit $20 bills.

"If a person has one $20 or $100 bill or whatever, it's possible that they could have got it in change, it could have been passed to them. They may not have looked at it,” explained Lenderman.  “But if you have a large amount of counterfeit bills, they all have the same serial number on them, and they are not a good quality of a counterfeit, and now your starting to have problems."

            The captain said one way to avoid getting stiffed by fake funds is to buy a counterfeit money pen.  At local office supply stores, they range in price from $10 - $13.  With a simple swipe on the bill, if the mark turns dark, that cash is trash.

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