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Counterfeit Bill Passed at Mozingo Music in Ellisville

Ellisville Police Department provides information on crime incidents in the area.

Digital piracy is usually the main concern for music stores, but Mozingo Music in Ellisville recently experienced a bit of real-life criminal activity. 

Ellisvile Police reported that on Jan. 19, a male in his 60's with gray hair passed a counterfeit $20 bill at Mozingo Music, which is located at 100 Clarkson Road. 

Sgt. Nancy Walker said an employee at the store suspected the bill was a fake and alerted police. 

This information was supplied by the Ellisville Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made.

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BLT January 31, 2013 at 03:04 PM
It's possible this person had no idea he had a fake bill. Could have been circulating for some time. I'd prefer more information than this. What was his total? Did he go pay $200 for a repair and one of the bills was fake? This story is simply missing too much info
Frank Johnson January 31, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Hey there! I ran your questions by Sgt. Nancy Walker with the Ballwin Police Department and she said they don't know the identity of the individual who used the $20 bill, so they can't ask him/her if it was a fake or not. However, she did that the individual bought a $4 item and paid for it with the $20 bill.
BLT January 31, 2013 at 09:40 PM
Just doesn't strike me as an intentional thing. Cash from restaurants, businesses, etc...get deposited nightly at banks and fake bills do pop up. Seems just like an odd place to use it. Again, who knows but just doesn't scream intentional.
Mike K February 01, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Which is why if you think you have a fake bill, put it in the collection plate in church. That way you get the tax deduction and no liability. I kid. Knowingly passing a bad bill is a crime. The correct action is to identify the source of the bill to the Secret Service and to reverse the transaction - i.e. That person still owes you the money. Counterfeit bills are a game of last one holding it loses their money. Banks will reverse your deposit, tell the Fed who they got it from, and the Secret Service will confiscate the bill. The Secret Service is a branch of the Treasury Department.

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