Investigators say the Walmart cashier who accepted $1,000 in movie prop money was in on the scam.
Nineteen-year-old Jocelyn Gerstenlauer was working at the Walmart on Sardis Church Road in Buford on Tuesday, July 19. Investigators say two suspects came through her line and used ten fake $100 bills. Each was marked with "For Motion Picture Use Only".
The two suspects, later identified as Melissa Sinquefield and Travis Taylor, used the fake money to buy lawn equipment. Some of that equipment was later returned for real cash at a different Walmart location.
Jocelyn never returned to work after the movie money was found in her register. Now, police say she knew about it the whole time.
According to investigators, Melissa confronted Jocelyn about money she was owed. After the confrontation, the cashier accepted the movie money from the suspects.
Police said Gerstenlauer turned herself into authorities at Gwinnett County Jail on Tuesday. Police said Sinquefield is aware of warrants and has made plans to turn herself in as well.
Police said Taylor could be in Early County, where he's wanted for using the same movie money at a business there.
If you know the whereabouts of Taylor, you are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 through Crime Stoppers Atlanta. You can call (404) 577-8477 or text your tip to "CRIMES".