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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - The Cedar Rapids Police Department is warning people to be on the lookout for fake bills.

CRPD has found eight instances since July 25th, that counterfeit money has been received in Cedar Rapids. There have been 6 five dollar bills, 3 ten dollar bills and 1 fifty dollar bill passed on the west side of Cedar Rapids. No reported bills have been found on the east side of Cedar Rapids.        

Genuine currency paper has tiny red and blue fibers embedded throughout. The counterfeit bills that have been received have a different feel to the bills. The counterfeit bills are paper, and do not appear to have the red and blue fibers. The watermarks are also missing.        

Police say if you believe that you have received a counterfeit bill, notify authorities or your bank. Try to recall where you received the bill. The Cedar Rapids Police Department is following up leads from video cameras in stores and is working with the Secret Service.

Online Producer: Maria Magner


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