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Hawaii island police warn of counterfeit $50 bills

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

By Jon Rombaoa

The public is being warned by Hawai'i Island police of a recent rash of counterfeit money being distributed in the Hilo and Puna areas.

A man reported Wednesday, Jan. 14 that several vendors at farmers markets in Hilo and Puna had received counterfeit $50 bills. Police also received similar reports from other businesses in both districts.

Anyone who receives a counterfeit bill or who has any information about who is distributing them is asked by police to call the Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311. 

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn't record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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