We reported earlier this week that the Wellesley Square Dunkin’ Donuts had a sign on display saying that $50 and $100 bills were no longer acceptable as payment for coffee and donuts “due to the high volume of counterfeit bills in the area.”
We’ve since learned from police that on Dec. 1 at 8 pm, a woman described as being in her late 20s, short, with a dark complexion, and wearing a black puffy jacket with a hooded sweatshirt underneath, purchased an item at Isabelle Harvey in Wellesley Square valued at less than $10. Shortly after she left the store, an employee realized that the $100 bill the woman used to pay for the item was fake.
In addition, police say that less than an hour later on that day there was an attempt to pass a phoney bill at Wellesley Books in Wellesley Square at 8:45 pm. A female described as being in her mid 20s to 30s, 5’7”, with a darker complexion, and dark hair in a ponytail, attempted to purchase an item valued at under $10 with a $100 bill that two store employees believed was counterfeit. The female party left the store.
More recently, on Dec. 4, the Subway on Washington St. in Wellesley Hills had a customer pay with a counterfeit $100 bill. The bill was not known by employees at the Subway to be bogus until the store was notified by the bank on Dec. 7.
Sounds like some naughty elves have been busy in a workshop somewhere.
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