Lexington police looking for man passing counterfeit cash

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It's the season for funny money! Police say counterfeit cases in Lexington are up right now, and detectives believe one man is responsible for passing a number of fake20-dollar bills around town.

Lexington police are trying to find a man they say keeps passing counterfeit bills at several fast food restaurants around town.

He's described as a man of average height and weight, in his late 20's, possibly early 30's. Store surveillance caught him at several places walking in and trying to use fake 20-dollar bills. Police say he buys an item of small value, and then uses the fake bill to pay for it, getting back in change as much real money as he can. They believe he's hit three separate businesses in Lexington in December. They think he could have gone to more locations.

"We are going back to see if any of the serial numbers for the counterfeit money matches any other reports or complaints that we've received, and then we're still getting bills in, waiting to see if those bills match again with the serial numbers of the suspect description," said Lexington Police Detective Mike Helsby.

Police believe the man drives a gold or silver-colored Chevy Trailblazer.

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