• Story alerts
  • Letter to Editor
  • Pin it

At noon on September 17, a customer attempted to purchase two packages of cigarettes at the Circle K store on Mast Boulevard. The customer's 50-dollar bill was tested for counterfeit three different ways by the clerks, who refused to accept it. The "customer" rejoined his companion in an awaiting car.

Another customer jotted down the license number of the car and followed the duo to the Santee Donuts Shop at Cuyamaca Street and Mast, where the same man again attempted to pay with the 50-dollar bill. Again it was rejected. The witness called 911 and contacted the sheriff’s.

The crime-fighting citizen then followed the duo to the Target store in Trolley Square. Shortly thereafter, three undercover units from the sheriff's department arrived, debriefed the witness, and deputies went inside the Target and witnessed the men attempting to pay with the highly suspect 50.

Both men were arrested as they exited for three counts of attempted burglary (entering a building with the intent of committing a crime) and other offenses.

  • Story alerts
  • Letter to Editor
  • Pin it

More from SDReader

More from the web

Comments

pavonessurfschool Sept. 18, 2009 @ 10:24 p.m.

theres alot of counterfeit currency floating around

0

whyigotahaveid Sept. 23, 2009 @ 2:03 p.m.

my mom once gave my daughters a hundred dollar bill she got from sycuan. i took my girls to mcds for dinner and they would not take it after inspection. i thought "damn " but we tried to spend it again at Longs . thank God they took it . why would u be arrested ? its only fair to pass along.

0

samadams Feb. 14, 2010 @ 12:57 p.m.

apparently those who got arrested answered the questions of detectives wrong...I would of simply stated that I was unaware of having a fake fifty...plan and simple...definitely lots of fake money floating around...there are some damn good scanners and printers on the market these days..with the right paper, BLAM!

0

Sign in to comment

Join our
newsletter list

Enter to win $25 at Broken Yolk Cafe

Each newsletter subscription
means another chance to win!

Close