Fake money stolen from Chronicle display

Fake money was stolen from a display at an office at The Augusta Chronicle during a burglary Wednesday night.

The thief, or thieves, used a brick to break into the Broad Street office and ripped fake $100, $50 and $20 bills from the display, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's report.

Jen Pursley, a Chronicle advertising employee, said the display was being used for an employee sales initiative. Ms. Pursley said the thief took all the fake money, except for two $1 bills taped to the wall. Several downtown businesses have been robbed in a similar manner recently, including Stillwater Tap Room, Sweet Lou’s Crab Shack and the Cotton Patch.

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