Watkinsville Police: Bogus $10 Bills Circulated
The following information was supplied by the Watkinsville, Ga. police department. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
Last week, two Watkinsville businesses reported receiving fake ten dollar bills, according to Police Chief Lee O'Dillon. The counterfeit currency was printed on regular paper with no watermark and is a very poor quality, he said in a news release. The fake bills will be turned over the U.S. Secret Service, he said.
O'Dillon advises businesses and residents to be aware of the bogus money.
O'Dillon also recapped some of the other incidents that police responded to during the week ending on July 8:
- At 6:53 a.m. on July 2, police were called to Highway 15 South, at J&B Quick Stop Shell after a 1994 Honda Accord was hit from behind by a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. No one was injured. A 22-year-old Athens woman was charged with following too closely. The driver of the Accord, a 32-year-old Athens man, was charged with having no driver's license.
- A 1998 Volvo was stopped on Experiment Station Road at North Main Street around noon on July 2 when it was bumped from behind by a 2004 Honda Element. No one was injured and only slight damage was listed. The 49-year-old driver of the Honda, from Athens, was charged with following too closely.
- Just before 2 p.m. on July 2, police and medical units responded to Experiment Station Road, near the Watkinsville Post Office, where a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder had hit the back of a 2004 Kia Optima. The 36-year-old driver of the Kia was taken by National EMS for treatment. A 22-year-old Athens woman was charged with following too closely.
- Early Wednesday morning, July 4, the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier lost control at the sharp curve on Morrison Street and skidded off the roadway striking a fence. No one was injured. A 25-year-old Watkinsville man was charged with failure to maintain lane.
- A 2002 Toyota Camry and a 1995 Jeep Cherokee backed into each other at the Watkinsville Post Office front parking lot on July 5 around 8:45 a.m. No injuries and only minor damage was reported.
- At 3:20 p.m. on Friday, July 6, a 2004 Honda Element and a 2012 Buick Verano were involved in a mishap at the Oconee County Courthouse parking lot. No injuries, but both vehicles were damaged.
- Police were called to the Luxury Inn on Saturday after a man and woman began arguing about a missing debit card around 11 a.m. One person was accusing the other one of stealing it. The bank card was later located in some dirty laundry.
- Officers were called to a Jackson Street address Saturday around 3 p.m. concerning a child visitation issue. A man, from Monroe, arrived to pick-up his two-year-old daughter but the mother would not allow the child to go. The issue is currently in the hands of lawyers and the Court system. The man, who was co-operative, agreed to leave until the Court makes a ruling on the issues.
- During the week, two Watkinsville businesses reported receiving fake ten dollar bills. The counterfeit currency is printed on regular paper with no watermark and is a very poor quality. Businesses, and residents, are advised to be aware of the bogus money. The fake bills will be turned over the U.S. Secret Service.
Watkinsville police responded to a total of 33 calls within city limits between July 2 and July 8.