The Jeanerette City Marshal’s Office is alerting businesses and residents of fake hundred dollar bills circulating in town. One of those counterfeits found its way into a business owner’s pocket and then to their bank. Investigators say it made it so far because of how it looks.
“This one looks original, I know the last set was Chinese. This set looks like a normal one hundred dollar bill,” says Lieutenant Walter Kimble with the Jeanerette City Marshal’s Office.
The bills are passing a very common counterfeit test.
“A lot of owners rely on the marker to show that it’s a good bill but now since these counterfeits are passing the marker there’s no telling how many businesses have counterfeits in their possession,” says Kimble.
Because these bills pass the marker test, the Jeanerette City Marshal’s office says there is only one solution for business owners who don’t want to be duped.
“They might want to invest in a light to make sure because once they go through, there’s no return. That’s a loss for their owner, and I know each business doesn’t want to take a loss like that,” says Kimble.
That light costs 15 dollars but could end up saving businesses thousands in losses.