Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
April 22, 2003
Quitman - At first glance, they look like the real thing. But look a little closer and the differences are obvious. "You can see the color is more yellow in the real bill, and the fake actually looks like it was printed on computer paper," said Joann Saunders, Investigator.
Several counterfeits have passed through local Quitman stores in the past month. "They're printing them from their computers, passing them off in stores, and getting away with it," said Saunders. "Then the stores are just out of their money."
A teller at Heritage Community Bank found one of the fakes. "She could tell immediately something was wrong because the face was backwards on the back, and it just looked really funny," said Edna Wheeler, Bank Teller.
The bank uses visual inspection and this pen to spot a counterfeit bill. "We mark it like this, and you can see the mark is a yellowish color," said Wheeler. "If it had been a fake, the mark would have stayed black."
Not all local merchants have these special tools, but with a little extra work, anyone can tell the difference. "First of all, notice how the customers are acting, and if they seem nervous, something is probably wrong," said Saunders. "You call also tell by the texture of the bill."
Quitman investigators haven't caught the person responsible for printing the bills. Counterfeiting is a felony offense that could carry up to 20years in prison.