The man accused of using counterfeit money to deceive the Collierville woman on the Facebook Marketplace


COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee – The police are looking for a man who is accusing him of taking several hundred dollars from a woman in Collierville.

The woman has $ 300 and an Apple Watch after the man she met on Facebook gave her counterfeit money to buy them.

Desirea Strickland told FOX13 that there are red flags that she missed.

Strickland met Tyler Marshall on Facebook Marketplace after publishing an Apple Watch for sale. Thursday morning they met at Suggs Park in Collierville for the exchange.

He suggested the Collierville Walmart, but Marshall told her he didn't have a car and asked to meet at the park.

"He counted the money, I gave him the watch, and that's it," said Strickland.

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He said the bills initially seemed real. And when he realized it was a fake, the man was gone.

"I looked and said" toy money "and" copy money. "When I looked up and was about to get out of my car, he wasn't there anymore," Strickland said.

The police have guarantees for the arrest of Marshall.

The secret service is the agency responsible for investigating counterfeit money, which means that Marshall could face federal crime charges.

Facebook actually suggests using money for Marketplace transactions. They also suggest meeting in a public place, researching the person's profile ahead of time and carefully inspecting the object before leaving.