Milledgeville Police looking for businesses hit by fake bills

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Milledgeville Police want to know if any other Middle Georgia businesses have accepted counterfeit money.

Forgery and counterfeit suspects were recently caught after leaving a driver’s license at one of the locations.

They are accused of passing fake money–that’s according to Milledgeville Police Major Reggie Hill.

Major Hill says Robert Justin Bailey, 31, and Arianna Michelle Clark, 37, were on a crime spree hitting businesses with counterfeit money.

Police say Bailey, who is from McIntyre, and Clark, who is from Ivey, used fake $20 bills at a discount store, a gas station and two restaurants.

“Detective Anthony Henderson has located several other businesses that have received counterfeit bills from Bailey and Clark,” said Hill. “We expect more businesses to come forward with similar incidents.”

According to Hill, the counterfeit money began showing up at a Family Dollar store located at 641 South Wayne Street Thursday. A clerk at the store told police Bailey purchased items using $40 worth of counterfeit bills.

“The clerk was able to confront the suspect after he returned to the [store] attempting to make another purchase,” said Hill. After the confrontation, Bailey left the store.

“The entire incident was captured on store surveillance cameras,” added Hill.

On the same day police were notified counterfeit bills were passed at a Taco Bell in Milledgeville.

Police were later called to the Shell Food Mart on Roberson Mill Road.

“This time, [Bailey] left his Georgia Driver’s License on the counter of the business by mistake,” said Hill. “The suspect then walked over to the Huddle House, which is ajoined to the Shell Food Mart, and passed a counterfeit $20 bill there.”

Bailey and Clark were apprehended in Wilkinson County. Both are facing multiple counts of counterfeiting and forgery charges.

Milledgeville Police is asking anyone who believe they received counterfeit money from Bailey or Clark to call Detective Anthony Henderson at 478-414-4079.

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