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Police arrest 3 in money order scam, how you can spot a fake

Dougherty County Police Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick Dougherty County Police Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Police are warning South Georgia businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money orders.

Three Albany men were arrested Wednesday afternoon trying to cash a counterfeit postal service money order at Jaxx Liquor Store on South Slappey.

Brother Rasheem and Dontavious Clark were arrested in the store trying to pass the bogus money order for $985.50.

Dougherty County Police also arrested Russell Roberts in a car outside. All 3 were charged with forgery.

Investigators also found 60 ounces of Spice and 6 grams of meth in the car, worth more than $2,400. Roberts was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute.

Investigators want businesses to be on alert for counterfeit money orders.

"If anybody has any information about this case or if any other stores have any types of counterfeit money orders, they want to give their local law enforcement agency a call," said Dougherty County Police Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick.

United States Money orders have several safety features to prevent counterfeiting. Learn how to spot a fake from a genuine postal service money order.

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