The Boone Police Department have received multiple recent reports of counterfeit $100 bills being used at local businesses.
The Department is reminding the public to scrutinize bills and call 911 if you suspect a bad bill is being or has recently been passed.
In August of this year, Crime Stoppers and Blowing Rock Police were seeking the public’s help in identifying a unknown black male and two unknown black females presenting counterfeit $100 bills at several stores at Shops on the Parkway. In March 2016 the Boone Police also sent out a warning about counterfeit bills.
Forbes magazine offers three easy ways to tell if money is counterfeit:
Genuine US currency, which is printed on a mix of cotton and linen, has a completely different feel than regular paper.
Every denomination higher than the $1 has a security thread running vertically through the note.
Look for the watermark in the “open” space of each note higher than $1.