Three Pulaski County residents are charged with possessing counterfeit money.
James D. Viars, 37, of Somerset; Linda G. Alton, 54, of Tateville; and Betty Stewart, 51, of Burnside, were arrested Tuesday by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department.
They were arrested after deputies investigated a report that someone was trying to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a business in southern Pulaski County, the sheriff's department said.
Deputies arrived and found the suspects trying to buy merchandise with fake money, the department said.
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According to deputies, the three suspects had been turned away earlier at another store in Burnside because the money they presented looked fake.
Viars, Alton and Stewart were being held in the Pulaski County jail, each charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.
According to the sheriff's office, a fake bill that deputies recovered turned out to have the same serial number as other fake bills recently recovered by the Somerset Police Department. The serial number also matched bills recently confiscated by Danville police, the sheriff's office said.
Deputies said they are cooperating with other agencies in an effort to determine where the counterfeit money came from.