Counterfeit money: Easy to recognize with right knowledge

Posted at 2:45 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 16:45:33-04

HELENA — Counterfeit money isn’t a novel concept, and as more businesses begin to open the fake funds could come flowing in.

Helena Police Department Detective Corporal Nathan Casey said influxes of counterfeit money comes in waves and can be easily detected with few a simple tips -- but it’s not just the big bills that people should be worried about.

“We see 10's, 20's, 50's, 100's, we see all of them. It's not just the larger bills, we've seen a pretty steady number of all of them," said Detective Corporal Casey. "20's seem to be the most frequent this year, but that can change from any given time.”

Detective Corporal Casey said that if someone realizes they have a counterfeit bill, to reach out to the Helena Police Department and make a report.

The Secret Service has free tools to help businesses spot different counterfeit bills, that information can be found here.

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