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Local businesses report increase in counterfeit money usage

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
METROPOLIS, IL (KFVS) -

Officials say counterfeit money may be circulating around the Heartland.

Local retailers have apparently reported a rise in counterfeit money, including a retailer in Metropolis that received 3 counterfeit $100 bills over the weekend.

Law enforcement is investigating the incident using surveillance footage captured at the store.

Another retailer is Goreville was also apparently hit with counterfeit $100 bills.

Officials say security strips and presidential portrait watermarks on legitimate bills can be viewed by holding the bill up to a source of light.

According to the Treasury Department, there are a number of ways to detect counterfeit bills:

  • Paper-like texture (actual money is made of cotton and linen)
  • Uneven edges/borders
  • Fuzzy graphics/text on the bills

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