YORKTOWN - York County authorities say two women used counterfeit money to buy more than $1,500 worth of pre-paid VISA credit cards.
Investigators add that the quality of the bills they passed at Food Lion on Hampton Highway last month wasn't good - that they were printed on regular paper likely using a computer.
Investigators warn that shouldn't have been the only warning sign.
"The first clue is realistically is it a normal thing or everyday thing for people to come into Food Lion and purchase $1,514.85 in VISA gift cards? That's something that's not common and it should be a red flag," said Lt. Dennis Ivey.
Ivey says it's likely the women have been involved in passing funny money before and could do it again.
"We don't want to do the blame game on a clerk at the Food Lion, but we want people to realize there are people out there that are using counterfeit money to purchase these gift cards," he adds.
Investigators say there was a man with the two women, believed to be in his late teens to mid-20s.
If you know anything about this case, call Crime Line 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.