EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFayette Deputies Seek Counterfeit Money Suspects
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Reported: Aug. 29, 2013 9:45 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 2, 2013 12:52 PM EDT
Fayette County , West Virginia
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is looking for four suspects in connection with counterfeit bills that were distributed in the area over the weekend.
Deputies said the fake bills were used Saturday at The Spotlight nightclub in Oak Hill. They said two women from the area reported they had been approached by four men who were handing out money to "all of the pretty girls" in the bar, according to a release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. The women told deputies the suspects were passing out $50 and $100 bills and were paying for drinks at the bar using $20 bills. The women told deputies they were suspicious that the bills were fake and contacted them to report it.
Deputies are looking for four young black males, possibly in their mid to late twenties. The men were reportedly driving a light blue Hyundai Sonata with either North Carolina or South Carolina license plates and was possibly a rental vehicle, Sheriff Steve Kessler said.
Deputies said the suspects told the women at the bar that they were visiting from South Carolina but were staying with family members at the Pine Knoll Apartments in Oak Hill.
"Local businesses should be on alert for any counterfeit money that individuals may attempt to pass in the area," said Sheriff Kessler.
If anyone has any information that could help in the investigation, call the Fayette County 911 Center at 304-255-7867.
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