The money orders were forged United States Postal Service documents, and used at A&W Motors and Drum Equipment on Sept. 16 and Sept. 22. Two money orders were passed at Drum.
According to Snyder Police Chief Terry Luecke, investigators have a suspect in the case.
"It has taken some time to get leads," he said. "It is still an open case."
The three money orders were for just under $1,000 and the cases would fall under the forgery statute, meaning the passage of each is a state jail felony.
The businesses owners did not know the money orders were not valid until they were notified by bank officials.