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Wilmington man given counterfeit money

WILMINGTON -- A local man is out $100 today, simply for being nice. This really could happen to anyone trying to be helpful. We were contacted by a local man who was basically robbed, but it didn't involve a gun and he wasn't attacked. He was simply trying to help someone seemingly in need. Ronald Hopkins was at the Shop-N-Go gas station on Market and 17th Streets when he was approached by a man claiming the cashier wouldn't take his $100 bill, and that he needed gas. Without thinking twice Hopkins reached into his own pocket, and traded him change for the bill. He says he thought it was suspicious when the man drove off without even getting the gas. His suspicions were confirmed when his bank contacted him about the $100 bill being counterfeit. Hopkins said, "I don't want this to happen to anyone else and anyone out there do not give anyone any change for anything." Hopkins says he plans to file a police report in hopes they'll be able to work with the gas station to view surveillance video for any leads.

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you should know better than

you should know better than to try and help someone at the Shop n Go..........DUH!!!!!!!!!

it shouldnt matter if its at

it shouldnt matter if its at the "Shop-and-go" or at the Mayfair Harris Teeter!!! This man was taken advantage of! Money is tight for everyone, and now he is out of $100- just for being a good person!

This is how we all should be

This is how we all should be willing to help one another but people like this is why america is the way it is today but, he got away from him but God will send him to hell for this

Counterfeit 100

God will send him to hell for this? Man! Your god is HARSH! Don't know about you, but I serve a loving and forgiving God, his name is Jesus. By the way, who are you to say what God will do? Better not judge, lest you be judged, Sweetheart.