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Fayette sheriff investigating origins of counterfeit bills handed out in bar

By From staff reports

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is investigating incidents over the weekend when counterfeit bills were passed in the area, said Sheriff Steve Kessler.

Two women from the area told authorities they were at a club called Spotlight on Saturday when four young black men were handing out money to "all the pretty girls" in the Oak Hill bar. The women said the men were passing out $100 and $50 bills and were buying drinks with $20 bills. The women became suspicious and checked out the money the following day when they discovered it was counterfeit and contacted authorities.

Kessler said they got little cooperation from representatives at the bar.

The four black males are described as being in their mid- to late 20s. They were driving a light blue Hyundai Sonata with either North Carolina or South Carolina license plates.

The suspects told the women they were visiting the area and staying with family at the Pine Knoll Apartments in Oak Hill.

The U.S. Secret Services is assisting in the investigation. Anyone with information may call 304-574-3590 or 304-255-7867. Tips may also be submitted to http://fayettesheriffwv.net/ or on Facebook through Fayette County Sheriff Department.


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