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Counterfeit money still popping up in Eunice

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Counterfeit money is still turning up in the City of Eunice.  Chief Randy Fontenot says area banks are continuing to find the fake money in use from transactions with customers. He says spotting the fake bills can be difficult since most can pass the pen test used by merchants.  

Chief Fontenot says there are several ways to tell the difference between the real and fake bills. Fake money will often feel a little thicker than real money. It may also have a waxy feel.  

One difference, the chief notes, is the serial number. Often counterfeit bills will have the same serial number as other counterfeit bills. There are also, oftentimes, misspellings or wrong phrase like the use of the term "not legal tender" instead of "legal tender," Fontenot says.  

"Movie money," or money used in the production of movies has also surfaced throughout the city.

The chief says that the bad news about getting a counterfeit bill is the last person discovered with it is the loser. All confiscated counterfeit money is turned over to the Secret Service. 

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