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La Vernia cops say beware of bogus bills




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Wilson County News
August 21, 2013, 6:04pm
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LA VERNIA -- Police here are urging area merchants to be on the lookout for counterfeit paper money.

Sgt. Danny Pitts of the La Vernia Police Department said Aug. 21 that over the past three days, officers have received reports of counterfeit $1, $10, and $20 bills being used at the H-E-B supermarket and the Sonic Drive-In restaurant, both on U.S. 87. He advises merchants and consumers alike to be cautious when giving and receiving change.

There are a variety of methods one can use to determine whether bills are legitimate. In addition to the watermarks and security features found on bills $5 or larger, Pitts also suggests using a counterfeit detection marker or ultraviolet pens. When in doubt, he said, take the bills to a bank or to the police.

Anyone with information related to these incidents is asked to call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 830-393-2535. Anonymous tips -- which could qualify for a cash reward if police make an arrest -- can be furnished to Crime Stoppers of Wilson County at 830-393-INFO (4636) or http://bit.ly/NDrIut.
 

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Pam Rackler  
La Vernia, TX  
August 23, 2013 11:47am
 
@Eugene. They were trained to come inside and check $20 bills and up with the pen. Which is what he did. That is when he showed the manager. Needless to say he has his own pen now.

 
Eugene T Drzymala Sr  
Stockdale, TX  
August 23, 2013 4:32am
 
Pam I have seen a fake $20 bill. This fake bill have a yellow pen mark on it. If I would of been given this fake $20 bill I would of never even think it was fake. After all someone marked it with the yellow pen. I was amazed ... More ›

 
Pam Rackler  
La Vernia, TX  
August 22, 2013 7:41pm
 
To POFPO: not sure of the validity your referring to but if its that a counterfeit $20 was given to my son at the Sonic the police report will validate that. And if its the question of The manager keeping his tips and making ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
August 22, 2013 9:27am
 
That's a good lesson, indeed, Pam. Life is full of teachable moments but too many of us allow these moments to slip by without ever learning. I love eating at the Sonic in La Vernia!

 
Pam Rackler  
La Vernia, TX  
August 22, 2013 7:54am
 
I agree that it was probably a managerial decision not corporate. However he did learn a valuable lesson. The lesson being "Life is not always fair". He now has his own pen for checking the bills but being as you ... More ›

 
retiredinlavernia  
lavernia  
August 22, 2013 6:13am
 
Why would anyone make a fake $1 note or even a $5 for that matter. Also I can not believe Sonic's policy is as stated. If Pam is correct probally a young manager made a decision without direction from the company. If it is ... More ›

 
POFPO  
Floresville  
August 22, 2013 2:26am
 
I would check with Sonic before giving validity to this story. Hopefully WCN has already done this....Just saying.

 
Fred Ohnesorge  
Floresville, TX  
August 21, 2013 10:52pm
 
Its unfortunate sonic would take that attitude with the employee.bet you that is contrary to their company policies..call their area Manager and see if that is their policy...

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
August 21, 2013 10:25pm
 
How much time must a carhop spend examining all the factors that would indicate a fake bill? Lets see. Hold it up in the light. Examine the paper. Check the details. By then someone will be blowing their horn to set service! ... More ›

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
August 21, 2013 10:19pm
 
http://www.secretservice.gov/money_detect.shtml

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