PITTSBURG — Funny money has made its way back to Pittsburg, with several reports of counterfeit $20 bills being circulated in town.
According to a release, the Pittsburg Police Department has received several reports of counterfeit $20 notes being found around town and used at local businesses.
“The department would like to encourage individuals and businesses to look out for counterfeit currency by inspecting notes for flaws or missing security features (i.e. color-shifting ink, security thread, etc.),” the release said. “More information on detecting counterfeit currency may be found on the United States Secret Service’s website, https://www.secretservice.org/data/knowyourmoney.pdf.”
PPD’s Major Brent Narges said the Treasury Department has been notified about the counterfeit bills.
Anyone encountering counterfeit money, is asked to contact your their law enforcement department. Anyone with information regarding this investigation, is asked to notify the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at the tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.