CHILLICOTHE – Police seized a counterfeit 20 dollar bill trying to be passed at a local gas station, the owner of the bill says he got it from a facebook transaction.
According to Chillicothe police a 20 dollar bill was attempted to be passed to a cashier at the Valero on 228 N. Bridge St on 2/1/20. The cashier after using the currency pen alerted the police of the fake bill. When local police arrived to check the bill the officer noted that the bill was unlike most of the counterfeit currency they see. The bill was void of any Chinese writing which is the common online sold bill, but he did notice there was no water marks and the bill did not have even edge lines.
Police contacted the man who tried to pass the 20 dollar counterfeit bill and he told police that he had received the bill earlier in the early morning hours when he sold a telephone. He stated that the had sold the phone to a male at Valero Bridge and Second.
No charges went against the man at this time during the initial interview process.
Other reports of fake 20 dollars bills came into question on the same day when police arrested and charged Robert Faber and Brittany Lusk for Counterfeiting while trying to pass the fake bills at a local salvation army.
When police were notified of the attempt to pass the forgery bills Robert Faber ran from police but was later apprehended. Police found several of the counterfeit bills in their possession.
All three bills had the same serial number ND63186594B and felt like regular paper.
Police were able to investigate further and found that the same individual Brittany Lusk had passed a fake bill at the local flea market and received 18 dollars in change, another vendor at the market had noticed the bills and turned her away.
Brittany and Robert had a court date on 2/3/20 at 9:00 am.