11/19/2015 – 4:50 pm
Findlay Police say be on the lookout for counterfeit bills. Businesses along West Trenton Avenue near 75 have seen the fake bills being presented for payment over the past two months. Similar incidents have been reported in Perrysburg and Bowling Green over the past few months. Many times the bills are $5, $20, and $50 bills. Ten incidents have been reported, but there are no current suspects.
If you suspect you have encountered fake bills, contact the police department at 419-424-7150, or the US Secret Service Toledo Office at 419-259-6434.
How to check for a fake bill
Check the paper quality of the bill.
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Look for clear, not blurry printing.
Check for the security strips embedded in the paper.
Check for the watermark.
Check for the red and blue fiber strip.
Utilize a counterfeit bill detection pen, available at an office supply store