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Assault at Valley Sunoco Over Counterfeit $100

An employee was hit in the face after it was discovered that a customer tried to pass off a fake $100.

An assult was reported shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday at the in Huntingdon Valley after a customer struck an employee in the face.

According to the employees, three white males walked in the gas station and attempted to pay for $30 worth of gas. One of the males presented a $100 bill to the cashier, who then discovered that the money was counterfeit.

After the employee told the customer this news, a shoving match ensued with another employee of Sunoco where the employee was hit in the face. The argument started when the customer asked for his $100 bill back, but the employees refused to comply. Once the bill is in the gas station's possession, legally they cannot return it to the customer.

Authorities have since picked up the $100 bill from the store employees and have it in its custody.

"We've seen stuff like this before," one employee said of customers trying to pass off counterfeit bills. "People get excited, and there was a little pushing and shoving. That was it."

The males then ran out of the gas station and fled in a silver car. According to another report, one of the males is in custody but three others are still on the loose.

Be sure to check back with Patch for an update on this situation.

Liberty 1 May 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Aw heck, the counterfeit money was only slightly less in value than what the federal reserve issues. What's the big deal?

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