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Counterfeit ring busted in Cordele

CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Cordele Police say Antonio Hartfield, Errol Garnett, and James Christopher Marshall used fake $100 bills to buy merchandise at the Cordele Walmart, Saturday afternoon. They planned to return the merchandise at a store in Warner Robins for real cash. It worked once before, but not this time.

Officer Billy Caton says, "They basically followed them to Warner Robbins where they were trying to return a Dyson vacuum."

The bills were real 5 dollar bills that were bleached and turned into hundreds so they could pass a dye pen check, but there are other signs of fake money like serial numbers and double face prints.

Cordele Police followed the group to Warner Robbins catching them in the act...and sending them straight to the Houston County Jail

Cordele Police believe that if it not for the quick thinking of the walmart employees, these forgers would have hit many other stores.

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