Sheriff Alan C. Jones is warning the public to be aware of counterfeit money that has been passed at multiple places of business over the past month.
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These counterfeits stand out for the following reasons:
- What appears to be bright pink Chinese writing on both sides of the bill.
- In the top corner of the bill there is a double-dashed line across the corner.
- These bills do not have any of the security features that a normal bill would have. An easy security measure to look for is the holographic ink.
- A real note will have the denomination in the bottom right corner and also the eagle in the middle bottom of the front.
- These bills are printed the correct color however it is flat and does not have any holographic ink shine to it.
- These notes will also fail the pen test when marked with a counterfeit pen.
The Sheriff’s Office has received reports of two bills being passed at two locations in the County. Additionally, reports of bills being passed has occurred in the city of Lenoir and town of Granite Falls. Contact those police departments for more information.
If you come in contact with the bill try to keep the bill without putting yourself in danger. Make note of the time, date and location that you received the bill. Make notes of the description of the person who passed the bill.
Then call the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-758-2324 and make a report. Once a deputy arrives hand the counterfeit bill over along with the information that you have collected.
Any questions about these notes can be directed to Detective Chris Everhart at 828-759-1521 or Lt. Aaron Barlowe at 828-759-1520.