Counterfeit bills are passed in Izard County

MELBOURNE, AR (KAIT) – Counterfeit money has been spotted throughout Izard County.

According to the Izard County Sheriff's Department, a counterfeitfive dollar bill was passed in Melbourne on August 5. Counterfeit bills were broughtto a Melbourne bank for deposit on three separate occasions: a ten dollar billon August 14, a hundred dollar bill on August 15, and twenty dollar bill onTuesday.

The bank teller said the ten dollar bill felt strange and stripon the bill could not be identified. The twenty dollar bill had poor colorquality and did not contain security threads.

According to SheriffTate Lawrence, the one hundred dollar bill had the word "fake" handwritten onthe back and likely came from Missouri.  SheriffTate said several counties in the area have reported counterfeit bill and thatpeople should examine their money.

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