Counterfeit money being passed around in Riley County


Someone is passing fake money in Riley County.

police say in the past month there have been several incidents where counterfeit bills were passed.

Businesses can spot fake bills to avoid fraud by using currency pens or looking for the watermark on the bill. The ink from a currency pen turns brown on fake bills. and dark yellow on real bills.

“Just because somebody has a counterfeit $20 or a counterfeit $50 doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re the ones that made it and they’re knowingly using it,” says Riley County Police Officer Matthew Droge. “They could’ve bought something in a garage sale and gotten change or it could’ve come into that money some other means and they’re using thing it’s legitimate.”

If you suspect that you’ve been given a fake bill you are encouraged to call the police.


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