HONOLULU (KHNL) - High quality counterfeit hundred dollar bills are circulating in Hawaii.
U.S. Secret Service agent Al Joaquin says the bills are being distributed by Los Angeles street gangs including the Crips and the Bloods. More than $4 million dollars worth of bills have turned up in Los Angeles.
Joaquin says about $15,000 were passed in Hawaii last week.
The bills are printed on high-quality printer paper that is nearly identical to the type used for U.S. currency.
Police say people should check to make sure their hundred-dollar bills are real.
Legitimate bills have red and blue fibers in the paper, a watermark with the face of Ben Franklin and sharp printing.
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