GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Two people have been arrested after police say they used fake $100 bills throughout downtown Greenville.
21-year-old Emily Nicole Dillard is charged with 11 counts of Obtaining Property Under False Pretense and 23-year-old Tamias Denzel Wesley is charged with four counts of Obtaining Property Under False Pretense.
Police say the fake money has been used at businesses since January 2018.
The bills look similar to real money but include phrases such as “FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY” or “FOR CINEMATIC USE ONLY.”
According to warrants, the bills were used at Arby’s on Verdae Boulevard, Pure on Main on Main Street, Caviar & Bananas on North Laurens Street, Dress Up on Main Street, Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge, and Ice Cream on Main Street, Blueberry Frog on Main Street, Vann & Liv on Main Street, and Sully’s Steamers on Washington Street.
The bills were also used to purchase cell phones, including two iPhones and a Samsung Galaxy phone, from victims after they placed an ad online trying to sell the items.