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Counterfeit money case in Bedford connected to Rockbridge Co. and other cities

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY (WSLS 10 ) -  Local police say some cases involving the use of counterfeit money are connected.

Last week we told you Bedford police were seeing an increase in the crime. Now, investigators believe the Bedford case is linked to several others including one in Rockbridge County.

"They fly down the interstate from a state or two away, pass their bills, and head back home," says Lt. Tony Mcfaddin, Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say two men went inside a Walmart in Lexington, used $50 counterfeit bills to buy something cheap, took the change, and left.

"We were able to track them back through the video from the two cash registers and put the two subjects together," says Mcfaddin.

Investigators tracked down one suspect by working with other jurisdictions.

It's believed they used counterfeit bills at other businesses along the Interstate 81 and Interstate 66 corridor.

Mcfaddin says, in some cases, people print off bills at home and the easiest way to tell the difference between real versus fake is by using a counterfeit pen.