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Businesses cautious after counterfeit bills found circulating

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Tiffin police warning people that multiple counterfeit $20 bills circulating through Findlay, Fostoria and Tiffin. Tonight business owners are speaking about the fake money floating around.

Local business owners across our area are taking extra precautions when it comes to money. Local authorities say counterfeit money is circulating . The owner of Bunkers says it's disturbing

"It's a tough business to be in already so if we were to take on counterfeit bills that would come directly out of our pockets its hard to make up a loss like that," said Anthony Perna operator of Mulvaney's Bunker Irish Pub.

 The secret service contacted police in to alert them about fake twenty dollar bills. The bills might look and feel real at first glance, but they are darker. So far, they've been detected at local banks, when stores make their deposits.

"A genuine bill has a specific fill to it the paper itself is primarily cut in fiber with some linen in it. Everybody knows how money feels so if it doesn't feel right you're probably on to something," said Dan Hamilton United States Secret Service.

 Agent  Dan Hamilton says know your money. Toledo police have taken several reports from local businesses owners about fake money.
 Agent Hamilton says if you were scammed report it immediately to your local police department.    

"If they think its counterfeit they will send it to us we'll take a look at it. We will maintain it and let everyone know it's counterfeit," said Agent Hamilton.

Workers at Bunkers are reminded daily to look out for funny money

"We are constantly preaching to watch for the texture of the bills the color of the bills and things of that nature and if anything looks suspicious to notify a manager right away," said Perna.  

 Every year business are victims of this money scam.

Click here to find out more about counterfeit cash at secretservice.gov
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