Police Say Smithfield Stores An Outlet For Counterfeit Cash
Posted June 20, 2001 11:19 a.m. EDT
SMITHFIELD — A lot of money changes hands in Smithfield's retail row along Interstate 95.
Police there are now chasing what they believe is the biggest counterfeiting wave they have ever come across.
Most of the money in question is $20 and $100 bills.
Even though the new design on U.S. currency makes it easier to find fakes, police say some of the counterfeit bills almost fooled them.
They say the challenge is to get cashiers to check the currency carefully.
Here are ways to tell if you have got the real thing.
U.S. Secret Service
says to look for:
Police say you will not get in trouble for accidentally passing along a counterfeit bill. However, you will have to turn it in and you will not get reimbursed.