State Police warn against counterfeit bills in area

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The West Virginia State Police detachment in Lewis County is warning businesses around the area to watch for counterfeit bills.
This after two faked 100 dollar bills were passed at the Weston Wal-Mart earlier this week.
Troopers said the fake bill were bleached 20-dollar bills, reprinted to look like 100-dollar bills.
They said these kind of crimes tend to appear every so often, before stopping shortly after.

“Actually, it comes around every so many months to a year, and I really think that a lot of times it’s somebody outside the area just travelling around.” said Sgt. L.C. Carpenter of the State Police’s Weston detachment.

Sergeant Carpenter warns businesses to not just rely on a marker test, since the fake bills used would pass.  Instead, check the watermarks and other identifying features.

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