More fake $50 bills circulated through Stow this month just days after .
"It is unusual to have so many reported in such a small time frame," said Chief Louis Dirker. "As with all such incidents that occur with such regularity and similarity we will look for a pattern of some kind."
After the incident at , when a man tried paying for a $5 bottle of shampoo with a fake $50, a manager at Advance America Cash Advance said someone tried to pass a counterfeit $50 bill on Jan. 16.
Then a few days later on Jan. 21, a employee told that someone paid for groceries with counterfeit money.
According to the report, two fake $50 bills were used to pay for groceries. Employees said they didn't realize the bills were counterfeit until later.
Forgery is a fifth-degree felony and criminal simulation is a first-degree misdemeanor.