Counterfeit money being passed again

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Two counterfeit $100 bills have been passed at separate businesses here in the last week, and authorities say there are no suspects at this time.

It has been months since the local business establishments have been hit by a flurry of counterfeit money activity.

Officials at Napa Auto Parts at 610 N. Breazeale Ave. in Mount Olive filed a report with police that they received a counterfeit $100 bill.

Store authorities narrowed it down a “girl who was wearing sunglasses” who bought several items and used a $100 bill to pay for them.

Officers are currently reviewing video from a camera and have a photo of the suspect and the car she was driving.

The other passing of bogus money occurred at Walgrens at 1103 North Breazeale Avenue.

There are no suspects at this time in that incident.

In other police news, another incident of armed robbery, first degree burglary, and property damage is being investigated by Mount Olive Police.

The complainant, Pierre Webens, of 210 Franklin Street, told police four black males broke into his house, kicked down his bedroom door and began ransacking and demanding money.

He said one of the suspects pointed a handgun at him and then took his wallet which contained $80 cash and cell phone.

He further said the intruders demanded his bank card PIN number. He later discovered $300 had been withdrawn from his account.

The incident is still under investigation.

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