8 reports of counterfeit money surfacing in Victoria

June 24, 2014 at 1:24 a.m.

A rash of counterfeit money has surfaced at several businesses in Victoria, according to a Victoria Police Department news release.

The police department received eight reports of fake money being passed between May and June, according to the release, stating, "It is also believed that there have been additional instances of counterfeit transactions that have gone unreported."

A majority of the bills were in $10 and $20 denominations and used at convenience stores, fast-food restaurants and other local merchants.

Police said the smaller bills are likely being used because cashiers are less likely to check the authenticity.

In April, two auto parts and accessory stores in Victoria and merchants in Edna reported counterfeit bills being passed that were off in color, texture and size.

No arrests have been made from the recent incidents, and police ask people to contact them if they receive a bill or have any information.



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