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Funny Money Fools Several In Fowlerville

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FOWLERVILLE, MI (WLNS) - Fowlerville police are asking people who live and work there to be on the lookout for some “funny money."

A local bank spotted the counterfeit money on Tuesday. Police are still trying to find who was trying to use it.

6 News Nick Perreault shows you how to spot fake bills and the message police have for those who live in Fowlerville.

They looked and felt real, even good enough to fool Fowlerville Police Chief Thomas Couling.

"It feels like an older $20 bill or $10 bill and is actually a very good copy,” said Police Chief Thomas Couling, Fowlerville Police.

But the copy wasn't good enough to get by employees at First National Bank. Chief Couling says the bank spotted the bills after a late night deposit Tuesday from one of the local fast food shops in town.

"We're still at the beginning phases, but the reality is the attendants at the fast food restaurants really don't know who passed the money to them.”

It's a concern for the department since this isn't the first time counterfeit cash has crossed their path.

If if you think you've come across some phony money, there's actually an easy way to check to make sure it's valid, simply just hold it up to the light. You're going to see a security code on the left hand side. Additionally on the right hand side you're going to see the picture of the president whose face is on the center of the bill. If those things aren't on the bill, then that's indication there is something funny about it.

Fowlerville police say whether you work with groceries or at the local convenience store, check your bills carefully.

"We need them to get as much information on the person who passed the bill as possible.”

Or if it’s a drive thru, the car, so they can find and prosecute those responsible for making this cash.

Fowlerville Police say the counterfeit cash has been turned over to federal authorities. The department is reviewing surveillance video to help identify those responsible. Making or trying to use counterfeit cash is a felony.
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