There have been quite a few counterfeit bills being passed in Coffeyville recently. The police department have taken 28 reports this year of counterfeit money, and a good percentage of those cases pulled have been in the last two weeks. These bills appear to be “washed” money meaning the ink is removed off of a $1 bill and then reprinted to be a $20 or a $50. CPD has been getting all different dollar amounts $10 and up and warn businesses to be on the lookout for them. These are much better quality counterfeits than they have seen in years past.
If you suspect the bill may be a fake, hold it up to the light. All newer bills $5 and up should have the face image on the right side of the bill and may also have a security strip on the left side.