DAMON RANDOLPH is charged with two counts of forgery.
Cairo Police say a man tried to pass a fake $100 bill at a Cairo convenience store late last week, but an alert clerk refused to accept it, and notified authorities.
The suspect was driving a Chrysler 300 with a Mississippi tag when Cairo Police stopped him Thursday around 1:30 p.m. The officer had the offender return to Easy Stop on U.S. 84 where the clerk stated she could not tell if the $100 bill was real.
The officer states the bill was smaller than it should have been and was a counterfeit. The case was turned over to C.P.D. Investigator Wandell Asbell, and the investigation remains ongoing.
The driver, Damon Randolph, 43, Gautier, Mississippi, and his passenger, April Kimberly Gray, 36, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, are each charged with two counts of forgery in the first degree.
Cairo Police say Randolph tried to pass the fake money at several local businesses, and when they were taken into custody items needed to produce the counterfeit $100 bills were found in their vehicle, and two bogus bills were found in their possession.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Cairo Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 229-377-7381.