More counterfeit cash in Murfreesboro... This time, police responded to Mapco gas station on South Church Street near the I-24 interchange for a call of a fake $50 bill. The store manager told officers that the suspect came into the gas station to pay for fuel and quickly handed the clerk the phony money.
The suspect was captured on a surveillance video camera and as luck would have it, another customer at the store recognized the culprit. That customer gave the name of the suspect to the manager of the store to pass on to officers.
Police confiscated the fake bill, but an arrest has yet to be made.
Another counterfeit incident took place at a Murfreesboro McDonald's restaurant on Memorial Boulevard. There, workers realized they had received a fake $100 bill when closing out a cash register. However, it was too late to figure out who gave them the money.
With all of the counterfeiting going on in Rutherford and surrounding counties, some may wonder what jail time a suspect would face if proven guilty of making counterfeit cash. The answer... Up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000, according to federal law.
MPD Incident 17-13055
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