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Symone Vannessa Brown

Symone Vannessa Brown

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Campus police with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro have charged a student in connection with counterfeit currency.

Symone Vannessa Brown, 19, of Charlotte, was charged with one count each of uttering a forged instrument, forgery of instrument and obtaining property by false pretense.

Close inspection of the counterfeit $100 bill showed the signature on the bill as "Moe Money."

Close inspection of the counterfeit $100 bill showed the signature on the bill as “Moe Money.”

Brown allegedly attempted to buy a gift card at the Walgreens on Spring Garden Street with a counterfeit $100 bill, which ultimately led to the arrest.

UNCG police said $12,882 of counterfeit currency was seized following Brown’s arrest on Tuesday.

Close inspection of one of the counterfeit $100 bills showed the signature on the bill as “Moe Money.”

Brown was placed in the Guilford County Jail under a $3,000 bond and had her first court appearance Wednesday. It is currently unclear if she was released.