Police Department is investigating a rash of counterfeit $100 bills passed
in local businesses.
proved to be “washed” $10 bills which have been bleached, onto which a $100
bill has been printed by a home printer, police said. Because a genuine
bill’s paper has been used, it generally passes the marker test, so
businesses need to check the security strip inside the bill. That strip will
display the dollar amount of the bill.
information on the counterfeits is urged to contact Det. Jason Hamilton at
462-2135 or text a tip to TIP411 (847-411) and enter “Valpo” in the message
field prior to sending the tip.