Financial Crimes Unit warns of counterfeit currancy circulating

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The Wichita Falls Police Department Financial Crimes Unit would like to inform citizens of an influx of counterfeit paper currency being circulated in our community.  Over the last two months there has been a marked increase of counterfeit $10.00, $20.00 and $100.00 bills being passed at local businesses. We are asking businesses to pay special attention to paper currency being passed and confiscate any bill(s) they believe are counterfeit and release them only to the police department.  If possible, businesses are also encouraged to obtain a vehicle description and/or a description of the person passing or attempting to pass the bill(s) for reporting purposes.

Citizens are also strongly urged to inspect bills that they receive in change for any cash transactions made.  Proactive citizens are also encouraged to education themselves regarding security features on currency to keep from being a victim of forgery.

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