Man shown in surveillance video was not involved in passing counterfeit money, Aiken police say


The man in the surveillance video images released Wednesday, who was wanted for questioning regarding his possible involvement in the passing of counterfeit money at an Aiken convenience store, has been cleared of any wrongdoing, police said.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety issued a news release Wednesday that included surveillance video images showing a man officers said offered a counterfeit $20 bill while trying to purchase items at the Kangaroo Express convenience store at 3540 Richland Ave. W. The cashier suspected the money was fake and called police.

Investigators identified the man based on a Crimestoppers tip. Following the tip, investigators determined he was not involved in the crime and are continuing to follow other leads.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Aiken Public Safety at (803) 642-7620 or Crimestoppers at (888) CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of $50 to $1,000.

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