Counterfeit bills continue to hit Murfreesboro businesses

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Counterfeit bills continue to circulate in Rutherford County. Most recently, the Sonic restaurant on Middle Tennessee Boulevard called the police after a customer handed one of their employees a fake $20 bill.

When the car-hop was handed the cash, she told the customer it was a fake. The man quickly handed her a different $20 bill and left. The worker told police the man was on the phone when he handed her the money and the subject told the person on the other end of the line something along the lines of "You gave me two fake twenties."

The Sonic employee was able to hold on to the fake $20 and turned it into police as evidence.

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The customer was described as a dark skinned black male in his mid 20's. He was driving a silver in color Chevy Malibu with a tag identified as H6719D, according to a Police Incident Report. So far, no arrests have been made.

Fake $50 at a clothing store:

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A fake $50 bill was received at a clothing store called Citi Trends in Murfreesboro. What stood out to workers at Citi Trends was that the subject who tried using the counterfeit $50 at their store, was an amputee who was missing his right leg.

It didn't take police long to track down the one legged man and take him in for questioning. Gary D. Graves told officers he did not know the cash was "Fake."

Graves was charged with "Criminal Simulation" and served a warrant for Aggravated Domestic Assault. The 36-year old will appear in court on September 8, 2015.

Source:

MPD Incident Report #15-13803

MPD Arrest Report #15-13809

$20 Bill serial #GF39842539A

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