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High school student gets handed $700 in counterfeit cash

Posted at 10:44 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 06:45:39-05

A high school student tried to help out her friend who fell on hard times when she loaned her $700.

But, when the girl looked inside the envelope something looked wrong. All of the bills inside were counterfeited. 

"That's pretty crazy," said Juan Ramos, as he picked up his children from East Lee County High School. "How do you even get $700 in counterfeit money," he added.

Parents concerned about when the counterfeit cash exchanged hands. 

The Lee County School District told 4 In Your Corner it allegedly happened on the school bus ramp before the students got to school. This revelation didn't ease the concern parents had.

"It doesn't make me feel any better," said Ramos. "At least someone found out about it," he added.

Ramos plans on speaking with his children so they can be on the lookout for counterfeit cash.

"I'm about to teach them now about counterfeit money," said Ramos. "Something else we have to teach them about," he added.

The girl reported the incident to adults at the school. The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating this case.