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Altered $20 bill used in vending machine thefts

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A man recently noticed that a doctored $20 bill had been used to steal up to $3,000 from area vending machines.

The man, who works with the vending machine company, said he noticed the bill March 30 in the ice vending machine at Hammond’s Fishing Center. The bill reportedly had been doctored to allow the customer to remove it from the slot once inserted.

He said a rough estimate of the bank deposits versus the ice machine statement showed a discrepancy of approximately $6,000 out of the six machines the company has, with two in Forsyth County.

The bill was placed into evidence.


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