WILMINGTON — Detectives are warning local businesses about counterfeit cash being used for purchases. Two local delivery establishments have already been hit with fake $100 bills.
According to Wilmington Police Department Sgt. Matthew Malone, a delivery driver from Jimmy John’s and another from Chopstix were given counterfeit $100 bills for food purchases.
The fake $100 bills “look very good,” Malone said, but in taking a closer look at the bills, the words “Motion Picture Use Only” are written on the back and front.
The two deliveries were made to apartments at Campus Evolution Villages Wilmington in the 400 block of Racine Drive. A fake bill was used on Nov. 1 for the purchase from Chopstix and another was used for the Jimmy John’s purchase on Nov. 6.
While the purchases were made at different address, both were at same apartment complex in the early morning or evening, at times when it was dark and may be difficult to see the fake cash.
“We’re trying to prevent more victims,” Malone said.
It’s possible more have been victims to the counterfeit bills, Malone said. He said he wants local businesses to be aware of the fake cash and beware of what to look for.
Anyone who may encounter the counterfeit cash or who has information that could aid the case is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department. Reach Detective R. Thomas at 910-341-0168 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.
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