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Counterfeit money causing problems for business owners

Lashannon Rodgers (Source: WALB) Lashannon Rodgers (Source: WALB)
Investigator Chip Nix (Source: WALB) Investigator Chip Nix (Source: WALB)
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BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

With the issue of counterfeit cash on the rise, store clerks are having to check every dollar handed to them. 

Lashannon Rodgers at Woodalls in Bainbridge uses a wet rag to check most of her bills.

"So you have to make sure you're checking everything if it feels suspicious anything, mark it or get a wet rag and wipe it check it, said Rodgers.

Investigator Chip Nix says it's a problem becoming more prevalent - not only in Bainbridge, but also in cities around south Georgia. 

"We arrested an individual named Adrian Moore. He was arrested with about two thousand dollars in counterfeit money. He had some marijuana and a stolen pistol," said Nix.

The biggest victims of this crime are business owners. 

"Alot of times you know, it may not be some sort of detrimental loss that's going to run the business under but any loss you know its frustrating you know. You get kind of suspicious about everything that you start taking in. You want to feel on it or wipe it or whatever just to be sure," Nix continued.

To check your cash, you can hold your bills up to light and check for a hologram. Also, make sure there is strip matching the dollar amount on the bill. 

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