Detectives Seek Suspects in Fake Currency Incidents (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Thursday, November 17, 2016, 16:00 (756 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department Fraud Unit has seen a recent spike in counterfeit bills which is used specifically in motion pictures. Several bills of different denominations, mostly higher bills, have been passed to area merchants. The Police Department wants to educate local merchants that these bills are making their way through Abilene by a few suspects Detectives are looking to identify.

The bills look very similar to an authentic bill but will have a different feel, and have wording which identifies it as “For Motion Picture Use Only”. If you are a merchant and do come across fake currency, you are asked to contact the Abilene Police Department’s non-emergency number, 673-8331. You should also educate your employees to be aware of this currency.



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