Counterfeit seminar?

Police will train businesses to avoid fakes

“Begging” isn’t quite the right word but police really want to train Rockdale businesses how to avoid getting stuck with a fist full of “funny money” from counterfeiters after the recent spree (above).

“We’ve tried for years to get business owners to contact us, so we can come down and show employees the basics of distinguishing between counterfeit money and the real thing,” Lt. J. D. Newlin said.

“It’s not that hard,” he added. “You can literally hold a bill up to the light and see if it contains a watermark, hologram of the appropriate president and stripes. The bills passed recently had none of those.”

Anyone interested is invited to call police at 512-446-3436.

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