Big Island police warn public to be on alert for fake money

Big Island police warn public to be on alert for fake money

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii county police say several Kailua-Kona businesses reported receiving counterfeit 20 and 100 dollar bills

Authorities say the fake bills appear to be made of a material similar to computer paper. The fakes also lacked any of the security features found on legitimate currency.

Counterfeit detection pens can also spot the fake money.

Police advises receive a counterfeit bill put it in an envelope and call police immediately.

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