Police Make Arrest in Counterfeit Scheme
Updated January 22, 2013
Clayton police are warning the public to be on the look-out for fake $20 bills after a Raleigh man was arrested in a counterfeit scheme at the Clayton Wal-Mart. Similar counterfeit bills were also passed at a Wal-Mart in a neighboring town.
On Monday, January 21st at 9:30 pm, Clayton Police Officers were called to the Clayton Wal-Mart at 805 Town Centre Blvd on a call of possible counterfeit $20 bills. When officers arrived, a manager told them that a man was attempting to return some items purchased earlier in the day with counterfeit $20 bills. Officers confirmed the counterfeit bills all had the same serial number.
Officers interviewed and arrested the man, 25-year-old Corey Antwain Graves, of 111 Crest Road in Raleigh. He is charged with felony “Attempting to Obtain Property by False Pretense.” He was placed in the Johnston County jail under a $25,000 secured bond.
During their investigation, officers learned that two other people may be involved and our Detective Division is working to identify those suspects.
Investigators also learned that the Wal-Mart in Garner discovered similar counterfeit $20 bills with the exact same serial numbers as those seized at the Clayton store. Our detectives are now working together with Garner Police.
The Clayton Police Department doesn’t expect any more of these specific counterfeit bills to be passed, but if consumers and businesses are interested in checking – the serial number on the fake $20 bills is JL55720222D. If you come across a suspect bill, please contact that Clayton Police Department at 919.553.4611.