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The iPhone was apparently real; money used to pay for it in Rock Hill was not

An iPhone 7-plus sold late Friday night in Rock Hill was apparently real. The money paid for it wasn’t.

Police in Rock Hill are investigating after a teen flagged down officers along Cherry Road late Friday, saying that the money paid to him for the cell phone was counterfeit.

The man, 19, told officers he was “nervous about the exchange” because the customer refused to meet him in a store or a well-lit area, but went ahead with the sale for $550.

Officers reviewed the money and it was found to be phony and “had a different language on it,” police said.

Police tried to stop the buyer after they were flagged down by the victim, but the person fled, an incident report states.

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