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Law Enforcement Warns of Counterfeit Money

A recently confiscated counterfeit $100 bill.
Photo by Steve Corlew / Lexington Progress

Article by Steve Corlew-

Local law enforcement agencies are warning residents check their money to avoid counterfeits.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Lexington Police Department receive reports of counterfeit bills from time to time.

“I have even seen a counterfeit one-dollar bill,” Lexington Police Chief Jeff Middleton said.

One way to avoid accepting a counterfeit bill is to read and feel the money. Most all counterfeit bills will feel different, and some will even have “For Motion Picture Use Only” printed on the bill.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Jerimiah Adams said these bills show up in waves.

Adams said that people that deal in cash, are some of the likely victims of the counterfeits. “You will see them so creative, where they look like a real bill,” Adams said.

Chief Middleton added that..

For complete coverage, see the January 18th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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