Investigation ongoing into fake $100 bills used in Mt. Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.  (WCBD) — The Secret Service is investigating reports of counterfeit bills used at multiple Mt. Pleasant businesses.

According to Mt. Pleasant police reports, there were three counterfeit money exchanges between Saturday and Monday.

One incident occurred at 1676 N Hwy 17, a CVS store. The report explains an employee received a call from a clerk at the CVS store on Longpoint Road asking workers to be advised of an individual using counterfeit bills. The report explains the store clerk saw an individual enter the store matching the description. The worker said the man tried to buy two gift cards with two counterfeit $100 bills, then left.

The report explains surveillance video shows the individual who attempted the purchase as a bald, black male, about 6′-6’3″, and 200-225 pounds. The report also describes him wearing a black shirt with red lettering and a white logo, white shoes, and black jeans. Store workers believe he may have left in a white sedan.

Another counterfeit exchange occurred Monday at the Wendy’s restaurant at 596 Long Point Road, according to the incident report. It explains two black males attempted to use a fake $100 bill at the drive-thru window in order to pay for food. When the clerk notified them of the fake bill, they then paid for the order with another $100 bill.

The report claims the two men involved in the order were black males. They were driving a white, Chevy vehicle with a NC tag DMV2909. The police report explains the vehicle is registered to Hertz.

A third counterfeit currency exchange was documented through Mt. Pleasant police on Monday at the Walmart store in Oakland Market. However, in this case, a $20 bill was presented. The incident report explains the bill was lighter in color and said “for motion picture use only”.

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