Counterfeit cash making rounds

Published 9:39 pm Friday, May 13, 2016

An unidentified woman tried to pass a fake $100 bill at three Selma businesses earlier this week.

An unidentified woman tried to pass a fake $100 bill at three Selma businesses earlier this week.

 

The Selma Police Department is advising local businesses to take a better look when accepting currency.

On Wednesday, an unidentified female used counterfeit currency at multiple businesses, according to investigators.

Lt. Sam Miller said at least three different businesses have reported receiving counterfeit money from a suspect who is believed to be the same woman.

Miller advises business owners to take some precautions when accepting high value currency.

“They need to be briefing their employees on what to look for in counterfeit money,” Miller said.

Miller suggested business owners should invest in counterfeit detector pens, if they haven’t already.

Investigators said the counterfeit money reported was $100 bills with “for motion picture use only” printed on it.

“They ought to be able to catch that if they are looking at a hundred dollar bill,” Miller said.

Investigators encourage businesses to check any and all large bill currency and to report any counterfeit bills.

The case remains under investigation.