Second case of ‘funny money’

Counterfeit money
Holmes Beach Police security photo of counterfeit suspect

HOLMES BEACH – For the second time this year, a counterfeit bill has appeared on Anna Maria Island.

According to employees at Cupcake Delights, a customer came into the shop at 3324 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach and tried to use a $20 bill. When the cashier tested it, the bill turned out to be fake. The customer reportedly took the bill back and walked out of the store.

Cupcake Delights owner Judy Owens said the subject asked how he could get $20 for the bogus bill and she said he was out of luck.

Another fake $20 bill was recently used at Paradise Boat Tours in Bradenton Beach. That time, the business accepted it and the business owner was out of luck.

Holmes Beach Police Detective Lt. Brian Hall released a security photo of the subject showing the top of his head. Police are asking for help in identifying the subject. Call them at 942-708-5804.