NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Nicholasville Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying several suspects accused of passing counterfeit money at area businesses.
Investigators did identify one suspect as Lloyd E. Welch, who police say has passed bogus bills to merchants in Nicholasville. Police describe Welch as white, 5’10”, 145 lbs with brown eyes. He has a tattoo of a dollar sign under his right eye. Police say he has several warrants on file in Jessamine County. Anyone with information about Welch’s whereabouts is asked to call Nicholasville Police.
Investigators say they’re trying to identify two other people who they say have been passing hundreds of dollars in fake money at businesses in Nicholasville and Fayette County over the last few weeks.
Police remind businesses to be diligent in checking for counterfeit bills, especially during the holiday season. Investigators say the suspects have targeted places that are busy and are aware that during some peak times, the merchants aren’t utilizing their resources and training to check all bills being presented.
Some bogus bills end up making their way back into public hands and more the most part, citizens are unaware that they have received fake money until they try to spend it at a business.