UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo (KMOV.com) -- Police are finding more examples of customers trying to pass counterfeit money.
In University City, a teenager was arrested for using fake bills at different stores on the Delmar Loop.
One employee told News 4that to the untrained eye, the bills looked real.
18-year-old Dreale Boyce walked into a Jimmy John’s on Delmar twice. Employees think she got away passing a fake $10 bill the first time.
But when she returned a few days ago, the employees were paying closer attention. When she used counterfeit money, the authorities stepped in.
Boyce was charged with two counts of forgery and admitted to knowingly passing counterfeit money July 28.
Elaine intagliata / jimmy john’s
“It was pretty good counterfeit, it just got past us somehow,” said Jimmy John’s employee Elaine Intagliata. “Once you look at it, though, you could tell that it was bad money. Now that we double-checked.”
On way to test money’s legitimacy is to use a counterfeit marker on it. If the mark doesn’t turn yellow, then it’s counterfeit.
If you don’t have a marker, the words on the bill itself are a little more purple, and the bottom corner right corner won’t be metallic.