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Police arrest 2 in connection with counterfeit bills passed at Greenville businesses

Emily Nicole Dillard (left) and Tamias Denzel Wesley (right) Emily Nicole Dillard (left) and Tamias Denzel Wesley (right)
Counterfeit bills (Source: Greenville PD) Counterfeit bills (Source: Greenville PD)
Suspect in counterfeit money case (Source: Greenville PD) Suspect in counterfeit money case (Source: Greenville PD)
Suspect in counterfeit money case (Source: Greenville PD) Suspect in counterfeit money case (Source: Greenville PD)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville police say they've made arrests in connection with a case of counterfeit bills being passed around the area.

Back in February, officials with Greenville Police Department said suspects had attempted to pass fake $100 bills at several area businesses. Police posted photos of the fake bills on Twitter, noting that, "Real legal U.S. tender does not read "For Cinematic Use Only" or "For Motion Picture Use Only."

Officers said there had been at least four cases of counterfeit money being passed in the Central Business District. The counterfeit $100 bills look very similar to legal tender, but include the words "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" on the front, and "FOR CINEMATIC USE ONLY" on the back. The word "COPY" is also visible on both sides of the fake bills.

Police also shared photos of two suspects who they say presented fake bills at Caviar and Bananas. 

On March 8, police announced that 21-year-old Emily Nicole Dillard and 23-year-old Denzel Wesley were taken into custody for their part in distributing the counterfeit bills to several businesses and individuals since January 2018.

Dillard is charged with 11 counts of obtaining property under false pretense, and Wesley is charged with 4 counts of obtaining property under false pretense.

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