HAMLIN, Texas - The Hamlin Police Department is warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit cash after several fake $100 bills were passed at local businesses.
Some of the funny money had “Chinese markings” on it.
Police caution you to verify the authenticity of all large bills before accepting them.
If you suspect money is fake, the U.S. Treasury Department asks that you report it immediately to police or the Secret Service.
U.S. Treasury Department
- Do not put yourself in danger.
- Do not return the bill to the passer.
- Delay the passer with some excuse, if possible.
- Observe the passer's description - and their companions' descriptions - and write down their vehicle license plate numbers if you can.
- Contact your local police department OR call your local U.S. Secret Service Office.
- Write your initials and date in the white border area of the suspected counterfeit note.
- DO NOT handle the counterfeit note. Place it inside a protective cover, a plastic bag, or envelope to protect it until you place it in the hands of an IDENTIFIED Secret Service Agent.
- Surrender the note or coin ONLY to a properly identified police officer or a Secret Service Special Agent, or mail it to your nearest U.S. Secret Service field office.
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