Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Alpharetta Police Warn Of Counterfeit $100 Bills

Alpharetta Police Warn Of Counterfeit $100 Bills


The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety issued an advisory warning Wednesday to all Alpharetta businesses regarding an increase in the passing of counterfeit $100 bills.

The public safety department warned businesses not to be fooled by $100 counterfeit bills that cannot be identified by the chemical detection pens commonly used at businesses.
Criminals are using chemicals to wash out real $1 and $5 bills and reprint the $100 image onto the treasury paper. To determine if the bill is genuine, simply hold it up to a light source. A real bill contains a matching ghost image of the portrait and a security thread imprinted with the bills denomination from top to bottom.

Any merchant that receives suspected counterfeit money with the suspect at the scene should immediately call 911. If there is no suspect on scene, please call 678-297-6300.

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