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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Police say store clerks need to stay vigilant, because they are seeing more counterfeit money being passed.    

Surveillance video from the Flash Foods on Liberty Expressway in South Dougherty County on January 4th shows men trying to pass phony money.     

Police say the guy in the red shirt tried to pay for gas and snacks with a fake $20 bill.

Video shows the clerk checking the bill as the man hides his face. The clerk refuses to take the bill, and the man goes outside and gets a real bill to pay.      

The clerk got his license plate number, and investigators arrested 28-year-old William Dent Junior and Alfred Brooks, charging them with felony first degree forgery.    

"You know it's good for the stores to have surveillance and for the clerks to be observant and get the tag number. That helps just as well," said DCP Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick.     

Investigators have also had reports of counterfeit money being passed at area flea markets.     

The Secret Service urges you to learn how to identify real money from counterfeit and to check your bills.

 

 

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