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Crime Report 5-17


Dispatch Staff Report



Two different Columbus stores were almost the victims of a counterfeiter this week. 


Thursday at 12:07 a.m. Teresa Bush, an employee of McDonalds on Highway 45, reported to police someone tried to pay for a meal with a counterfeit $100 bill. 


Bush stated a black male wearing a white T-shirt and driving a green sports car placed an order at the drive through. When he drove to the window to pay, Bush said she immediately noticed the money he gave her was fake. Bush told the driver of the car she believed the bill not to be genuine, and he drove off along with three other passengers. 


Another report of a counterfeit $100 bill was made several hours later. On Thursday at 9:03 p.m. Angela Whittington, a manager at SOCO No. 57 located at 2246 Military Road, told police she''d found a bill which she thought was fake. Whittington stated she did not know who used the bill or when it was used, but speculated it could have been taken by the store the day before. 


Both cases remain under investigation. 


The CPD also reported the following incidents: 




  • Latonia Thomas of 237 Brynes Circle reported a peeping Tom on Thursday. She stated she saw a neighbor peeping into her window. The case is under investigation. 


  • Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. Mike Burkes, one of the owners of Burkes/Mordecai Construction, reported one of his trucks had been broken into. Burkes stated one of his employees went to get the company''s 2000 Chevrolet 3500 when he noticed the back passenger side window had been broken out, the driver''s side door handle had been torn off and a Pioneer CD stereo had been stolen. 


    The case is currently under investigation. 





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