Man charged for passing fake bill in Knox County

By Stephen Betts | Dec 26, 2018
Photo by: Four Corner Variety Facebook page

Union — The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating the passing of counterfeit bills.

Four Corner Variety in Union reported that a customer tried to pass a $100 counterfeit bill on Thursday evening, Dec. 20.

Scott Darville, 55, of West Gardner, was issued  a summons for attempting to pass a fake $100 bill, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tim Carroll.

The transaction was discovered immediately, and as the owner approached Darville, the suspect burned the $100 bill he had tried to pass. Darville was located a short distance down the road and, through an investigation, he was charged with theft, Carroll said.

Darville told police he received the money from someone else. A similar incident is being investigated at Jackson's Corner Store in Washington, in which Darville is the suspect, Carroll said. That investigation is ongoing and once all information is gathered, Darville may be charged in that case as well. Deputy Paul Smith also notified the U.S. Secret Service regarding this complaint, but was only able to leave a message.

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