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Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest regarding counterfeit money. The Newark Police Department said the fake bills were passed at a number of businesses in downtown Newark. Crime Stoppers released a picture of a suspect in this case. Anyone with information is urged to call the Newark Police Detective Travis Delancy at 740 670-7938 or Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740 349-6888.
Here are the stores where fake money is being passed:
On Nov. 4, a fake $100 bill was passed at Wendy’s at 10 S. Second St.
On Nov. 4, a fake $100 bill was passed at McDonald's at 21 S. Third St.
On Nov. 18, a fake $100 bill was passed at Family Dollar at 200 E. Main St.
On Nov. 21, a fake $100 bill was passed at Family Dollar at 200 E. Main St.
On Nov. 21, a fake $50 bill was passed at Ken's Market at 322 Hudson Ave.
Picture of the suspects were taken by store surveillance cameras at Ken's Market.
On Nov. 21, a fake $50 bill was passed at Speedway at 364 E. Main St.
On Nov. 29, a fake $100 bill and $20 bill were passed at Speedway at 364 E. Main St.
On Dec. 6, a fake $20 bill was passed at United Dairy Farmers at 77 N. 4th St.