There have been at least four reported cases of counterfeit money used in Bloomington in the last week. Three reports were on Sunday.
A man tried to use a fake $5 bill at CVS Pharmacy, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Dana Cole said. After the clerk refused to accept the bill, the man asked a cashier to examine the rest of his money to see if it was fake, and other bills were found.
A customer was given $5 bill in change at the Five Guys on College Mall Road. When this man got home, he realized writing on the bill indicated it was a replica, police said.
The serial number on this bill matches others found, Cole said.
An employee at Wendy’s in Seminary Square called police to report two counterfeit bills that had been used in the drive-thru.
The general manager of Culver's called police Tuesday to report a fake $10. He told police an elderly couple had used the cash, and the store didn’t notice till a few days later.
The manager used security footage to determine who used the bill, Lt. Ryan Pedigo said. The manager told police he assumed the couple was unaware the bill was fake.
When police get a fake bill, they report it to the U.S. Secret Service.
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