Authorities: Increase in counterfeit bills in Jennings

Authorities: Increase in counterfeit bills in Jennings
An example of fake money marked "motion picture use only."

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - Officials with the Jennings Police Department say there has been an increase in counterfeit bills in the area.

The police department is investigating more than 20 recent cases involving counterfeit $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5 dollar bills, according to a post on the Jennings Police Department Facebook page. Several of the counterfeit bills have had small Chinese lettering and in many cases, the bills included the phrase “motion picture use only.”

"Businesses should take sharp precautions and check all bills closely. The counterfeit bills are sometimes thinner and smaller than real bills. The presidential watermark should be able to be seen when held up to the light on real bills. Check for duplicated serial numbers. It is important to remember that the counterfeit pen is not always accurate, a fake bill depending on the paper it is printed on can go undetected using a counterfeit pen.

“We encourage our local businesses to make every effort to examine this as closely as possible to refrain from being the next victim. Anyone who believes they received a counterfeit note should immediately notify the Jennings Police department, store the counterfeit and release it only to police.”

The Jennings Police Department would like to warn residents and businesses about the recent increase in circulation of...

Posted by Jennings Police Department on Monday, February 18, 2019

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