2014-03-27 / Front Page

Sheriff warns of counterfeit $20s

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 8:40 a.m. - This morning, Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies warned local merchants of counterfeit $20 bills being circulated, possibly in Mariposa County.

Sheriff Binnewies statement reads:

The Sonora Police Department has announced that unknown persons are passing counterfeit twenty dollar bills ($20.00) at businesses located in their area.  Reportedly all the bills looked and felt authentic. But upon closer inspection, they were found to be missing water marks and the embedded security strip found on real money.  It was also said that most of the bills had the same serial number and had uneven borders.

"I wanted to bring this to the attention of our Mariposa County residents and business owners/managers, especially those that are working the registers.  If you believe you are in possession of a counterfeit bill or someone is attempting to pass you a suspected counterfeit please call the sheriff’s office (209) 966-3615 so a deputy can respond and investigate.

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all the bills looked and felt

all the bills looked and felt authentic that is fine but you should check clearly about the validity again and again to avoid troubles.

Watch out for the $10.00

Watch out for the $10.00 bills too. Picked up one in Livingston, Ca on Wed Mar 26th.

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