August 3, 1997 in City

Bogus Bills, 1 For Lemonade, Show Up At Local Businesses

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Four counterfeit bills have turned up in the Spokane area - one of them at a children’s lemonade stand.

A man in a gray Chevrolet Camaro stopped at the stand on South Greystone Lane on Thursday afternoon, the Spokane Police Department said. He ordered a drink and paid for it with a $20 bill.

After he drove off with the change, the mother of one of the children discovered that the bill was a fake and called police.

The man was in his mid-20s and had a goatee. Two passengers, also in their 20s, were with him.

That same afternoon, a bank employee spotted another counterfeit $20 bill when a supermarket employee made a deposit. The bill came from a woman in her 40s at the Excell Foods on North Nevada, the employee told police. They did not disclose the name of the bank.

Two more bills were found Friday. One was a $20 bill at the Texaco station at 3219 North Nevada, the other a $10 bill at Taco Bell at Northpointe Shopping Mall.

, DataTimes


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