A husband and wife from Waynesboro were arrested last week for possession of counterfeit money, following Sheriff Shane Fisher’s warning about counterfeit money circulating in Wayne County.

   Philip Dwayne Berry, age 55, of 120 Morrow Street, Waynesboro, and Misty Renea Berry, age 38, of the same address, were arrested by the Waynesboro Police Department on Friday, June 14th. The arrest warrants for Philip Berry state that on Wednesday, June 12th, Berry was positively identified on video surveillance going through McDonald’s drive-thru window. He allegedly purchased two milkshakes and tried to pay with what was identified as a counterfeit $100 bill. The warrant notes that the alleged counterfeit bill had Asian writing on the back, which is an identifier for counterfeit money.

   Another of Philip Berry’s warrants states that on June 5th, Berry paid for some items at the small flea market outside of Little Star Market with a counterfeit bill. The warrant says that Berry purchased $50 worth of items, paying with a counterfeit $100 bill, and received $50 in change. Philip Berry was charged with two counts of possession of counterfeit money and one count of theft under $1,000. He was booked into the Wayne County Jail on $22,500.00 bond.

   Misty Renea Berry was arrested after a warrant was issued stating that she allegedly purchased some clothing and furniture from Angela Vickery with two counterfeit $100 bills. Misty Berry was charged with one count of possession of counterfeit money, and was booked into the Wayne County Jail on $10,000.00 bond.

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