Another round of counterfeit bills has entered the cash flow of Grand Junction businesses this week. Several counterfeit bills have turned up this in cash registers around the Grand Valley, making a total of 9 this month. Kris Olson with the Grand Junction Police Department says that keeps March at about average for the last six months.
December of last year had the highest reported number of forged bills with 13 passing through merchant's hands. Olson says counterfeit bills enter the economy so often that many people don't know they are using them in daily transactions.
She adds, merchants can prevent the passing of counterfeit money by making careful inspections of the security features used in money today. For more information Olson says the Secret Service in Denver should be contacted at 303–866–1010.
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