JEFFERSON COUNTY - Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident in which a woman says she received counterfeit cash during a trip to the store.
Amber Bartee says an employee at a Walmart in Littleton handed her a fake $100 bill when she cashed a Moneygram Sunday night.
"As soon as I got up there, she ran all my information, gave me a $100 bill and gave me a $20 bill. So, I stuck it in my wallet, went home, went to bed," Bartee said. "Tuesday morning came around and I went in to process the money in my bank and right off the bat, as soon as they took the $100, they looked it up and told me that Walmart had given me a counterfeit $100 bill."
Bartee says she contacted Walmart and spoke with multiple people, including someone in asset protection. She eventually contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has looked at security tapes and talked to store managers about the incident. However, they are not releasing any more information.
Spokesman Mark Techmeyer is warning those in the Denver area to make sure to closely examine any bills larger than a $20.
Every bill should feel softer than paper and should have a water mark when it is held up to light.
"Tracking down where that bill came from can sometimes be difficult to do," Techmeyer said. "Now when you get a large bill, like a $100, you're normally cognizant of where that bill came from, like this lady was in this case."
The sheriff's office said it is up to Walmart to decide whether Bartee will be reimbursed for the counterfeit money she claims came from the store.
Bartee said that $100 bill was her grocery and gas money for the next two weeks until her next pay day.
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