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UNC-Greensboro student arrested after $12K in fake bills found

Published On: Jan 23 2014 08:55:59 AM HST
Symone Vanessa Brown and fake $100 bill signed by Mo Money

UNCG Police

Symone Vanessa Brown, left. Fake $100 bill signed by "Mo Money," right.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -

A UNC-Greensboro student was arrested after more than $12,000 in counterfeit money was found during an investigation, campus police said.

Symone Vannessa Brown, 19, of Charlotte, was charged with one felony count each of uttering a forged instrument, forgery of an instrument and obtaining property by false pretense. UNCG police said she is currently a registered student.

UNCG police allege Brown tried to use a fake $100 bill to buy a gift card Tuesday at the Walgreens on Spring Garden Street. A total of $12,882 in fake bills, mostly in $100 denominations, were found while executing a search warrant after her arrest, police said.

Police released an image of a fake $100 bill, which contained the signature "Moe Money."

Brown was arrested Tuesday and placed in the Guilford County Jail under a $3,000 bond. UNCG police and the US Secret Service are still investigating.

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