Counterfeit Money, Quick Change Artist Investigated

January 21, 2013
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Area store clerks are being warned to be on the lookout for counterfeit 20-dollar bills that are reportedly being passed by teenage boys and for the potential of being scammed by a quick change artist.

At least three incidents in the Grove City and Sandy Lake areas have involved boys around the age of 15 or 16 passing, or attempting to pass, counterfeit 20-dollar bills.  In at least one instance, a sharp-eyed clerk refused to accept the money, and the teens unsuccessfully fled the scene.

In Clarion, police are looking for a man who scammed a clerk in a box store of 70 dollars through the use of “quick change” tactics.  State Police at the Clarion station are investigating that incident.

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