Counterfeit bills discovered in two app exchanges

Published 6:23 pm Monday, October 2, 2017

A man discovered he was given two counterfeit $100 bills after exchanging his Xbox One gaming system for cash outside the Piggly Wiggly on Roanoke Road Friday morning. According to the police report, the man found the buyer on the letgo app, and they agreed to exchange the item for $180. The man told police he only had $5 for change, but the buyer still gave him two $100 and told him to keep the change. When he went to the Circle K and tried to get a money order for his probation officer the clerk told him the bills were fake. According to the police report, officers noted that the bills had wording removed from both sides of the bills and they had the same serial number.

A second counterfeit was discovered after a man exchanged technological products for two $100 bills outside the Dollar General on Vernon Street Saturday. The man told police he met a buyer on the letgo app. He said he sold the buyer a no!no! hair removal kit, a Samsung Galaxy J3 and an Eleaf vape for $160 and was given both $100 bills. When the man started examining the bills, he realized they were counterfeit. He told police he then tried to confront the buyer, but he ran away.

Two cars entered, $145 taken

Two cars were allegedly entered into at the 400 block of Waverly Way between Friday at 10 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 a.m. A woman who owned one of the cars said both vehicles were left unlocked the night before. She told police a wallet had been taken from the dashboard of one of the cars and placed on a seat and that $145 was missing from it. A man who owned the second car said nothing was taken from it, but its center console was opened and the dashboard door was also left ajar.

Dirt bike thefts allegedly attempted 

An attempted dirt bike theft allegedly took place at the 1200 block of Polk Street Sunday around 1:30 a.m.  According to the police report, the homeowners were outside their house when they saw two men pushing a dirt bike from a shed in the backyard of their residence. The woman said the men dropped the bike, jumped over a fence in the back yard and then took off on a different pair of dirt bikes. The woman said she then tried to track down the men in her vehicle, but was unsuccessful.

Another dirt bike theft took place at the 1200 block of Lindsey Street Sunday around 7:30 a.m. A man told police his mother went into the backyard, she noticed some items were moved around. When the man checked the backyard, he noticed two of his four dirt bikes missing from his unlocked shed. The two bikes were valued at $2,000 and $2,500.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases.  Reach the LaGrange Daily News at 706-884-7311.