MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 31-year-old Onamia man will likely face criminal charges in connection to counterfeit money being used in some Morrison County businesses.

The sheriff’s office says Vincent Beaulieu attempted to make a purchase at a gas station with phony money on Jan. 22. The station’s owner thought the money looked suspicious and called Beaulieu out on it.

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The owner told investigators that Beaulieu fled the store, but the owner was able to get a piece of the counterfeit bill.

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Investigators says three other businesses in Morrison County recently reported receiving counterfeit money.

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The sheriff’s office is urging businesses to be vigilant if they come across suspicious bills, and call 320-632-9233 to report any incidents.