LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Several businesses at the Prien Lake Mall were hit with an untold amount of counterfeit 100 dollar bills. Mall management declined to go on camera about the incident, but did release this statement:
"Prien Lake Mall management and security are working closely with the Lake Charles Police Department regarding the recent use of counterfeit money at our property. We do not take the use of counterfeit money lightly as it is not only unlawful, but also damaging to our retailers. We are assisting investigating authorities by providing footage from the mall's CCTV cameras."
Prien Lake Mall Manager Debbie Seal says they've also notified other retailers explaining the situation and how to detect counterfeit money.