Hermitage police warn residents of counterfeit money circulation

Remember: real money has raised printing, watermarks and security ribbons printed on it

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HERMITAGE, Pa. (WKBN) – Hermitage police are warning business owners about counterfeit money that is circulating around the area.

The City of Hermitage, PA’s Facebook account posted a message from its chief of police asking residents and businesses in Hermitage, Clark and Wheatland to watch out for fake $100 and $50 bills.

The post says people are using the bills to buy gift cards or buying couple dollar items in order to get real change or bills back.

The Secret Service’s website offers information about common security features on U.S. currency, and what to do if you spot fake money, like reporting it to local police.

The Facebook post also reads, “Most times the counterfeit notes are poor photocopies on cheap paper while some are $50s or $20s illegally printed on washed out $5 notes. Sometimes the phony bills are movie set (Hollywood) money.”

The chief of police reminds residents to get a good description of the person using the fake money and the vehicle they may have used.

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