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Police search for suspect paying with fake cash

"Look at the quality of the ink and texture of the bills," said Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller. "Do the light test, it has no strip in it or watermark. There is a way around the pen test. Don't allow the pen test alone to determine if it's a counterfeit." (KTUL)

Several businesses in Mannford have been victims or near victims of counterfeit money, including McDonald's and Jiffy Trip. Mannford Police are asking business owners to be on high alert.

"Look at the quality of the ink and texture of the bills," said Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller. "Do the light test, it has no strip in it or watermark. There is a way around the pen test. Don't allow the pen test alone to determine if it's a counterfeit."

Chief Miller says their suspect is Floyd McCombs of Oilton. Police say he made a critical mistake.

"We have a cell phone of his that he left at a residency," Miller said. "We can tie the phone back to him and he has taken photographs of all his equipment and the counterfeit money he was doing."

Chief Miller says he'd like to thank McCombs for that personally, and that they are hot on his tail.

"If you have another bill of 50s, 20s, 10s, whatever is being passed around if you suspect it's a fake bill, grab one out of your register and compare them," Miller said. "Hold them up to the light, see if there's a strip or watermark. If you believe it's fake, hold onto it, turn around and call 9-1-1."

In cases where stores have called the suspect on his fake bill, police say he's sped off.

A lot of the time, officers say counterfeiters will buy a 50-cent pack of gum or something with their fake 50 and get real change back, which is where they make their money.

Stick a fake side by side with a real bill and the difference is very clear.

Mannford Police ask anyone with information on McCombs to call them at 918-865-4141.

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