Deputies warn of counterfeit money used at Palm Coast convenience store

Clerk finds two fake $20 bills in cash register

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PALM COAST, Fla. - Flagler County Sheriff's deputies said a Palm Coast convenience store clerk found counterfeit money in the cash register.

Deputies responded to a Kangaroo Convenience Store on east State Road 100 Thursday in response to a report of fake money being used for purchases.

Deputies said the store clerk spotted what appeared to be two fake $20 bills as she was counting a register drawer. Deputies said the bills were tested using a counterfeit detector pen and the currency appeared to be fake. The two bills also had the same serial number indicating they were not genuine currency.

A clerk at Wendy's on Belle Terre Parkway recently reported what she thought were fake $100. Deputies took possession of the bills which were later tested and determined to be genuine.

The FBI recently sent out a warning to merchants to be on the look out for counterfeit bills being circulated in the Orlando area.

Merchants who have believe they may have received counterfeit bills should contact the Sheriff's Office at (386) 313-4911.

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