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Counterfeit money passed at Putnam gas station

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WELAKA, Fla. – Putnam County Sheriff's Office detectives are following up on two cases of counterfeit $20 bills passed at a Kangaroo store in Welaka over the weekend.

Deputy Tyler Miller reported that at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, four men walked into the Kangaroo store and each of them bought several items. When the men paid for their items, two of them attempted to pay with counterfeit $20 bills.

Realizing the bills were not real, the clerk was able to seize the fake money and report the incident to the Sheriff's Office. The clerk also was able to provide a description of the suspects.

A second report of a counterfeit $20 bill was received Sunday at 2 p.m. when a Welaka woman paid for her purchase with a counterfeit bill at the same Kangaroo store.

According to a report by Deputy Tanya Wiley, the customer reported that she had received the bill when she shopped at the Dollar General Store, also located in Welaka, and was given the $20 bill when she received change for her purchase.

All of the bills have been turned over to the Sheriff's Office and detectives are continuing the investigation. So far, the only reports of counterfeit money have been received from the Welaka area.