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Investigators search for suspect using tokens to make purchases

ATHENS — Limestone investigators are trying to find a juvenile who is using trickery to make purchases at local convenience stores.

Sheriff's Department Lt. Brad Curnutt said the white male gave what appeared to be rolls of quarters to clerks at New Cut Mini Mart and George's Country Store on Saturday. Both stores are on New Cut Road west of Athens.

Curnutt said the clerks later learned the "quarters" were rolls of amusement tokens.

"They were the same size as quarters and were metal," Curnutt said.

The juvenile passed off the tokens as $30 in quarters at the Mini Mart and $10 in quarters at George's. Curnutt did not know if the juvenile purchased items with the fake quarters or exchanged them for bills.

- Holly Hollman

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