Vendors receive funny money
The police were dispatched to the 1400 block of West Second Street twice, Thursday, after two vendors at the flea market received counterfeit bills.
•In the first incident, the subject tried to buy two knives with two fake $20 bills. Neither bill passed the “pen test” and both displayed the same serial number. IF51260784D. The subject was described as a white male, about 20 years old, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, 155 pounds with dark hair.
•In the second, the subject purchased a hat and a shirt with two phony $50 bills. He received $26 in change. He was described as a 25-year-old white male with numerous tatoos on his arms and “very skinny.”
The police received a call about a bomb having been placed at Stripes, 611 S. Main St., Friday. The police found the building secure, but called an employee to see if anything was out of place. She stated that had the store been entered, the alarm system would have sounded, but had not.
Anyone having information on these or any other crimes should contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.