Dodge County Deputy Mark Dyshaw fills out a report on the counterfeit bills discovered at Wells Fargo Bank in Dodge Center on Friday. Photo by Tara Lindquist
Sheriff's Office encourages
retailers to be aware
The Dodge County Sheriff's Office has received reports of a number of counterfeit bills showing up at area stores and banks in the past few months. Most recently the following bills were reported:
Wells Fargo in Dodge Center reported a counterfeit $20 bill on December 30.
On January 4, Wells Fargo again reported counterfeit bills; one - $100 bill, two $50 bills, three $20 bills.
Other surrounding agencies have had reports of counterfeit bills being passed as well.
Due to this case being an open investigation, additional information is not being released at this time.
The Sheriff's Office wants to encourage retailers in the area to be aware of the counterfeiting problem we have experienced and check your larger bills coming in. The following is a list of simple visual points to look for to check for counterfeit bills:
Check for the security ribbon on $5 bills and higher
Check for the watermark of the President
The copper colored number in the lower right hand corner on the front of the bill should shift from copper to green when you move the bill
Also, Counterfeit Detection Pens are a great tool to quickly check counterfeit bills.
If you have any questions or concerns about counterfeit bills, or have any information on any person or persons responsible manufacturing, possessing, or using counterfeit bills, please contact the Sheriff's Office, 634-6200, or your local law enforcement.