|Published:||Oct 05, 2012 6:03 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 05, 2012 6:07 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A case of ill will at a local Goodwill. Someone used counterfeit cash to buy items, and the funny money wasn't found until the end of the night.
At Goodwill, donations and items sold at a discount are helping, even changing lives.
But someone is getting in the way.
Cape Coral police say someone walked through these doors and passed bogus 10 and 20 dollar bills.
"I think that's horrible!" Joyce Preston stopped by to drop off a donation and is visibly shocked by the news. "It (Goodwill) helps people. I mean, and now you're stealing from them? No. That's very bad!" she said.
Others here agree and say counterfeit cash hurts everyone in the community. "Phoney money makes my money worth less also," said Steve Davis.
Goodwill spokeswomen Kirsten O'Donnell says the fake bills weren't discovered until the manager counted the money at the end of the day. "When she was clearing out the drawer she noticed there was a difference in the way the bills felt from the other ones," O'Donnell said.
Last year Goodwill Industries helped out about 23,000 people across southwest Florida. And as you can see, every dollar counts.
"They're not just taking money from Goodwill or a store. Really they're taking money from all of the programs we provide in our area," O'Donnell said.
Goodwill cashiers are trained to recognize fake money, but after this incident O'Donnell says they'll go through some re-training.
The Cape Coral Police Department is reviewing the surveillance video for any leads. And if you know anything, please give them a call.
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