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Businesses hit by $100 counterfeiters

ALBANY, Ga. — Counterfeit $100 bills turned up all over the city passed by men thought to be driving a 1990 white Chevrolet Caprice, said an Albany Police Department official.

“We have six businesses that have reported the $100 bills,” said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. “There may be more.”

The word about the bogus bills began to spread through police efforts. The first reports came in from the east Albany Walmart and its associated Murphy gas station Wednesday.

The other businesses that took the $5 bills that were layered to look like $100 bills were O’Riley Auto Parts, Rite Aid, Publix and Woodhall’s. Officials said that the bills are crafted so that they pass the ink test cashiers put on large bills. However, held up to the light the bills show Abraham Lincoln behind Benjamin Franklin.

Anyone with additional information should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or investigations at (229) 431-3288. The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.