Weathersfield store manager warns others of counterfeit bills

The general manager at Speedco in Weathersfield didn't realize someone paid with fake cash this weekend until he stopped by the bank

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WEATHERSFIELD TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A store manager in Trumbull County is issuing a warning to other business after his business fell victim to counterfeit cash.

Speedco General Manager Flip Huggins didn’t realize someone paid a bill with fake cash this weekend until he stopped by Chase Bank in Girard to make a deposit on Monday.

Huggins said when he went to the teller, she said the money felt funny in her hand so she checked it. It turned out that one of the $50 bills in the deposit was fake.

According to a police report, the teller at Chase told investigators the bill was missing a strip and the numbers were smudged. She told officers it would have been easy for the money to be passed on to someone without them realizing it was counterfeit.

Huggins told police he believes the transaction happened at the shop sometime on Sunday. He said three customers paid with cash — two of whom are from out of town.

“It could have come from anywhere. It is a good, strong possibility because we deal with customers who come through here from all over the country,” Huggins said.

The cashier at the time didn’t use the counterfeit detector pen, so the business took a $50 hit. But from here on out, Huggins said cashiers will be checking all bills — $20 denominations and higher.

Huggins said he is sharing his experience to prevent it from happening to someone else.

“My recommendation to anyone in the area is to invest the money to buy the counterfeit checking pen,” Huggins said.

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