Smithfield Police believe the same person is responsible for passing counterfeit money at three local businesses.
Counterfeit $50 bills were passed a short time apart Thursday afternoon at Wal-Mart, Pet Smart and the Dollar Tree on N. Brightleaf Boulevard.
All the bogus bills had the same serial number: JA05153510A.
On one of the bills, the suspect wrote “Thx Great Service.”
In May 2015, a rash of counterfeit $50 bills were passed at stores in the Selma and Smithfield areas. No arrests were ever made.