CHILLICOTHE – A Ross County man went back to a store after finding a counterfeit in his change after paying for goods the night before.
According to the Chillicothe police department on 2/06/22 they were dispatched to Speedway located at 10 Bridge Street in Chillicothe. According to the man he went to the gas station around midnight the previous night and got gas and change for a 100 dollar bill and then left and went home. The next morning he was giving his girlfriend some money when he noticed one of the 20 dollar bills was fake and returned to the store with the bill.
Chillicothe police confirmed that the bill was indeed a counterfeit after comparing the counterfeit $20 bill to another $20 bill and noticed a couple of differences between them. The names on the bills were different, there was no face outline (watermark) when you hold it up in the light on the right side of the bill, and there was no security strip going down the left side when you hold it up against the light.
The manager at the store could not confirm if he got the bill at the store in the change, but did say that video shows the man did get gas at the store and asked for change of the 100 dollar bill. With that evidence, the manager replaced the bill with an authentic one, and the counterfeit was taken into police custody.