The Jennings Police Department is warning residents and businesses about a recent increase in counterfeit bill circulation.
The department says they are investigating over 20 cases involving counterfeit bills ranging in values from $100 to $5. Several cases include bills with small Chinese lettering but many, according to the department, are marked with the phrase “motion picture use only.”
The department is asking residents and businesses to be on the lookout for the counterfeit bills. The bills are oftentimes thinner than real bills and may contain duplicated serial numbers. Presidential watermarks should be visible on real bills when held to the light.
Police also say that the use of a counterfeit pen is not always accurate in detecting reproductions.
Those who feel they have received counterfeit notes should notify the Jennings Police department and only release suspected counterfeit bills to police.