How do you know if a bill is real or fake?

MALDEN, MO (KAIT) - According to Malden Police Chief Jarrett Bullock, someone has been using counterfeit $20 bills to cheat people out of money in southeast Missouri.

Bullock said late Thursday night that he has been investigating more than a dozen counterfeit cases inside the city limits over the last three days. He said criminals are finding new ways to defeat most counterfeit tests.

Bullock said the crime may be spreading, suggesting some cases have even been reported in Kennett.

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