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Raleigh man accused of passing phony bills in Clayton, Garner

Posted January 22, 2013

— A Raleigh man was arrested Monday on charges that he was using counterfeit $20 bills to make purchases at a Walmart in Clayton, officials said Tuesday.

Corey Antwain Graves, 25, of 111 Crest Road, was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense. He was being held in the Johnston County jail under a $25,000 bond.

A manager of the Walmart at 805 Town Centre Blvd. called police at 9:30 p.m. and told officers that a man was trying to return items purchased earlier in the day with the phony bills, which all had the same serial number.

Police said two other people might be involved in the scheme. Also, they said, other counterfeit $20 bills with the same serial number had been used at a Walmart in Garner, and the two police departments are working together to investigate the case.

Clayton officials said any businesses that come across $20 bills with the serial number JL55720222D should call the Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611.


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  • WRALwontdeletemyaccount Feb 1, 2013

    Who could have known?

  • chrisnrali Jan 22, 2013

    The pen is almost useless. The one dollar bill can be bleached and then have 20,50 or 100 $ printed on it and it will test correctly with the pen.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 22, 2013

    The Goverment prints fony bills why shouldnt he

    January 22, 2013 4:23 p.m...................Because he's got the wrong last name... LOL

  • superman Jan 22, 2013

    I thought most stores had a marker that would detect phony money. I use a cash machine and always get $20. When I spend the money they always use the marker.

  • happy2.0 Jan 22, 2013

    Prozac...he was laundering. Bought it with fake cash with no intention of keeping it. When he returns the merchandise, he gets real cash in return.

  • LuvLivingInCary Jan 22, 2013

    dumb criminal. why didn't he just buy what he needed and never worry with a return??

  • Paul M Jan 22, 2013

    The Goverment prints fony bills why shouldnt he