Counterfeit money used at area gas stations

Galesburg police officers were notified Monday morning of counterfeit money being used at two area gas stations over the night.

According to police reports, at about 1:45 officers were called out to Casey’s on main street in Galesburg after an employee identified currency as fake.

Allegedly a male in his 50s attempted to buy four packs of cigarettes using a counterfeit $20 bill, and left after being notified the bill was fake.

Later in the morning at around 3:11, officers were called out to the Phillips 66 station on U.S. 1-50 on the outskirts of town for the same complaint.

An employee there said that a white male in his 30s purchased goods using a fake $20, and left in a silver SUV toward Galesburg.

In both incidents, police were unable to locate the suspects.