Counterfeit money is being circulated in the Freeport area.

WIFR reports that counterfeit $100 bills have been circulating in the Freeport area. This doesn't come as a surprise to me as I'm sure it may have something to do with the busy holiday shopping. In no way do I justify this type of criminal activity, but I can say I'm not surprised.

Zoonar RF, ThinkStock
Zoonar RF, ThinkStock

Police are asking for businesses to keep an eye out for these counterfeit bills. They suggest looking at the texture of the bill, as the counterfeit bills may be on different paper.

If you do suspect someone at your business using counterfeit bills, do not give it back to the person using it. Instead, try to delay the person as long as possible and contact authorities. If you can not stall, then get a very clear description of the person and their vehicle identification and contact authorities.

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