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Bogus bills passed in Madison, the investigation spreads!

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MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Four people are behind bars in Madison County, all accused of passing counterfeit bills.The spending spree abruptly ended when savvy cashiers at Lowe's and Walmart in Madison  detected sketchy changes on $50 dollars bills they were handed.  

WLBT aired photo's of Madison police department's surveillance footage and someone called Crimestoppers.

"Some individuals had gone in, they attempted to purchase a television set and Walmart discovered the currency was actually false and when they confronted the individuals they left the store," said Assistant Chief Robert Sanders.

 The Asst Chief said his  investigators were lead to Itta Bena Wednesday night. All four were busted and their home searched.

"We did not recover any additional evidence but the individuals we took into custody are being interviewed to see where the investigation goes, said Sanders, adding that some of them have confessed.

All four are charged with Uttering Forgery. they are being held on bonds of $150 thousand dollar each. But this investigation is far from over.

Police want to know where they got the money.

"They said they got it from an individual we are trying to locate out of state," said Sanders.

Now the search is on for the fifth out of state prime suspect who could have supplied the phony cash.

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