Frederick Police Say Counterfeit Bills Were Passed At Four Businesses This Month

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in their investigation.


Frederick, Md (KM) An investigation is underway into four incidents in Frederick where counterfeit US bills were passed at four businesses in October.

The Police Department has released a photo of an individual who may have been responsible for two of the incidents. If you are familiar with  this person is, you’re asked to contact Detective Kevin Forrest at 301-748-7122. You can also remain anonymous and contact the Frederick Police Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS {8477}

Merchants are asked to be vigilant when accepting US dollar bills. Take some time to look for any security features on the bills; check for raised ink, and uniform thickness of the paper and texture; compare one bill with another of the same domination to see if they’re alike. If you receive two bills, check the serial numbers  to see if they’re  the same; they  shouldn’t be. Police also say US bills have a security thread  which runs vertically up the left side of the bill. Check for watermarks on the left side of the bill by holding it up to the light. And always use counterfeit detector pens.

By Kevin McManus


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