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Cedar Rapids Police investigating more "funny money"

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The Cedar Rapids Police Department says they are investigating four more reports of counterfeit bills being passed in the city.

Sergeant Cristy Hamblin says four bogus $100 bills were passed at four different businesses between March 27th and March 29th.

The bills were used March 27 at around 9:36 pm at the Collins Road Hy-Vee, March 27 at 10:15 pm at the Chili's on Collins Road, between 8:00 pm on March 27 and 9:47 am on March 28 at the Perkins on Southgate Court SW and March 29 at 7:30 pm at the Casey's Store on Northland Avenue NE.

Hamblin says that in all of the cases, the bill was actual U.S. currency but was a $5 bill altered to be a $100 bill.

She says that when the bills were held up to the light, you can see Abraham Lincoln's face and the word "five" in the hidden watermark.

In January, Cedar Rapids Police were investigating four $100 bills that were passed at area businesses and earlier this month, Dubuque Police were alerted to phony $20 bills that were being passed.

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