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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Counterfeit bills net arrest


July 25, 2019

A Flomaton woman was arrested July 18 and charged with one count felony passing a counterfeit bill when she attempted to pay for gasoline in Century.

Mary Pauline Champion, 37, 293 Mize Road, attempted to buy fuel at the Marathon Gas Station, located at 8360 North Century Boulevard, by pre-paying with bills that the store clerk, Joyce Hawthorne, said were counterfeit bills, according to an Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's office report.

The officer was dispatched to the Dollar General on Century Boulevard and made contact with Champion, who told the officer that the clerk informed her the m...

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