Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Counterfeit Currency

Just received this email warning about counterfeit $20s circulating in the area:

Carbondale Police Department

Crime of the Week 06-30-08

The City of Carbondale Police Department would like to warn businesses and citizens of counterfeit bills being circulated in the area.

The Carbondale Police Department has received information about businesses receiving counterfeit currency. Between June 28th, 2008 and June 30th , 2008 the Carbondale Police Department received four reports of counterfeit twenty dollar ($20.00) bills. The bills were not copied onto genuine U.S. currency paper, but appeared to be genuine until closer examination of the bills was made. The serial number CF57575993 was on three (3) of the recovered bills and the serial number AA29324704F was on two (2) of the bills.

The Carbondale Police Department encourages citizens and businesses to verify bills they receive to be genuine. The Police Department also requests citizens to be patient with businesses as they verify suspected counterfeit currency. If you receive counterfeit U.S. Currency, immediately contact your local police department.

If you have any information about the counterfeit currency please contact the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200 or the Crime Stoppers line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) where callers can remain anonymous. Tips can also be made via the internet by visiting www.carbondalepolice.com

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