Woman passes nearly $500 in counterfeit $20 bills in Milan

Woman passes nearly $500 in counterfeit $20 bills in Milan


Milan police are investigating an incident in which a woman used nearly $500 in counterfeit $20 bills to purchase electronic-purchase cards at two Milan stores. 

Police Chief Shawn Johnson said Wednesday the incident at Dollar General happened about 11:20 a.m. Friday, with another at 11:32 a.m. at Walgreens. Store video shows the same woman buying the cards. 

She bought $480 in electronic-purchase cards — $280 from Dollar General and $200 from Walgreens. 

Police plan to release the video to Crime Stoppers of the Quad-Cities, said Johnson, who advises people to examine $20 bills. 

If Milan has had two or three incidents, other nearby cities probably have, too, he said. 

"When you see these kinds of cases, they bounce around around a little bit," Johnson said. 


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