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Police identify man wanted for passing counterfeit money

Huntsville police say the man is mainly using the counterfeit bill at restaurants.

Posted: Nov 5, 2018 12:13 PM
Updated: Nov 14, 2018 5:55 PM

Law enforcement officials are warning the public of a fake bill being passed throughout Huntsville. Police say a suspect, Scott Wayne Crook, used a $100 bill on October 26th at Firehouse Subs on Carl T Jones Drive. 

Huntsvile police believe two other people are working with him.

There hasn’t been an arrest yet, but warrants have been issued, and Huntsville Police say more are to come. Arab Police have an active warrant for Crook's arrest for Unauthorized Use of vehicle. There was a robbery and attempted murder charge on him in Morgan County, and the attempted murder charge was dismissed. He plead guilty to the robbery.

The bill used by Crook was originally a $10 bill and was washed and reprinted to be a $100 bill. A pen used to mark fake bills might not work on this counterfeit, Lieutenant Michael Johnson with Huntsville Police said.

Kerry York who lives in Huntsville told us she's been a victim of counterfeit money before.

"I received a $5 that was bleached out, I've received a 10 as well, almost took a $100 one time. I ran a convenience store for 13 years but I caught it, she said.

The other fake $100 bills have been found at the Captain D's on Airport Road, two were found at Propst Drugstore, one at Star Market in Five Points, one at Sunnyside Diner on Jordan Lane. 

Victims are finding this bill is fake when they attempt to deposit it, and the machines recognize it as a counterfeit. Crook is mainly using the bill at restaurants.

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