A man used a counterfeit $100 bill to buy one gallon of cider at a convenience store in southern Cortland County, putting State Police on alert.
Troopers in the Southern Tier and Central New York are investigating the forgery case, wondering if there are ties beyond this instance.
Do you recognize the man in the surveillance picture?
Security cameras caught a glimpse of this man at Gregg's Market, on Route 11 in Marathon last Friday.
Just before 5:00 that afternoon, he came into the store and bought a gallon of cider with the fake currency.
Though the $100 bill passed a security counterfeit marker test by the store cashier, investigators say it was a counterfeit.
State Police are using this example to warn the community about the forgery.
If you recognize this man, or have any other information that could help, you're encouraged to call troopers right away.
State Police in Ithaca are the lead investigators. You may call (607) 347-4440 to reach them.
Marathon is a village in southern-most Cortland County, just north of Whitney Point in Broome County.