Counterfeit Cash Alert

Inscribed on the front of the bill is the notice it is fake currency. “For Motion Picture Purposes” to the right of Ben Franklin and just under the $100 in top left corner.


Now that the holidays are here and local residents are fully involved in Christmas shopping, business owners need to alert their staff on the possibility of receiving funny money in a cash transaction.  One local business recently realized, after the fact, that they had been paid by someone using a fake $100 bill.

Although a quick look would indicate that this bill is obviously false and may not even have been realized by the purchaser before it was passed over the counter, we still need to take a few moments to verify authenticity.

Forewarned is for-armed.

(Editor’s Note:  Tavern 1301 and the Lamar School District reported having received counterfeit cash recently)


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