Jonesboro police issues warning over counterfeit money

Jonesboro police issues warning over counterfeit money
Jonesboro police wants to warn the public about the dangers of passing around or creating counterfeit money. (Source: Jonesboro Police Department via Facebook)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) -Jonesboro police want to remind you to be on the lookout for any counterfeit bills that could be circulating.

According to a Facebook post by the police department, police have taken 18 reports of counterfeit money since July 1, 15 of them involving 29 different counterfeit $100 bills.

đź’µCONSUMER ALERTđź’µ Since July 1, the Jonesboro Police Department has taken 18 reports of Forgery in the 1st Degree...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

According to the post, the bills are passed all across town, from banks, stores, and citizens.

While a few are easily recognizable, police said some of the counterfeit bills aren't.

According to police, a person forging any fake money, security, postage or revenue stamp, or any other instrument can be charged with first-degree forgery, a Class B felony.

For any help needed in spotting counterfeit money, you can visit uscurrency.gov/denominations/100.

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