Sheriff urges businesses to report any counterfeit bills encountered

making counterfeit money on a home inkjet printer

If your business has recently taken in a counterfeit $20 bill, Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens wants to know. 

Stephens said two businesses in Newark, Town & Country and EZ Mart, have recently encountered at least six bogus bills.

The sheriff said he appreciates any information that can be provided on these “fake” bills.

Here are nine helpful tips that can help anyone that handles cash identify counterfeit bills.

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