(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is providing an update today on a counterfeit money investigation.
Yesterday, The Sheriff’s Office issued a news release seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in relation to counterfeit money being used to purchase merchandise at the Dollar General location, on Wells Highway in Seneca, on the evening of October 14th, 2022.
The investigation began after a deputy from the Uniform Patrol Bureau responded to the business location on October 26th of this year.
The Sheriff’s Office notified the media and the public yesterday that the person of interest was identified. The person of interest met with the Investigator in the case today, and after further investigation, the person of interest has been cleared due to lack of evidence that criminal intent was involved.
Due to the fact that no formal criminal charges will be filed, the Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing the name of the person of interest in the investigation.
“Even though the person of interest has been cleared in this investigation, counterfeit money was used to purchase items from this Dollar General location,” says Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. “The investigation does continue as the use of counterfeit money to purchase goods or services is a criminal offense. The Sheriff’s Office has taken eight reports this year, so far, in which counterfeit money has been used at businesses in our county. If any citizen or business has questions or suspicions about possible counterfeit money, they are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office and a deputy will respond.”
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our citizens, and our media partners, for their assistance yesterday in our investigation.