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Sheriff’s dept. extends counterfeit warning for local businesses

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm

By Wayne Thomas, Staff Writer

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department has issued a warning to area businesses to be alert of counterfeit money being passed in the county.

Sheriff’s Investigators Jason Dendy and Kelly Smith are investigating the passing of counterfeit $100 bills. According to the investigators, the bills have what appears to be “pink Chinese writing” on both sides of the bills. “The bills are counterfeit,” Dendy said.

The investigators suggest that businesses purchase a marking pen and check money passed. The officers also urge businesses to be “cautious when accepting cash by checking all bill” to make sure they are not counterfeit. The pens are inexpensive and well worth the cost.

Several businesses had already had counterfeit $20 bills used in their business. They found out that the bills were fake when they presented them to their bank.

The investigators say that businesses should check any $20 and $100 bills passed to them.

Also individuals should pay attention to money that they receive when making purchases.