Counterfeit cash once again circulating on Kauai

Counterfeit cash once again circulating on Kauai
The red markings and texture of the paper are strong indicators o (Source: Kauai Police)

LIHUE, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -Kauai businesses should keep a keen eye out for fake money.

In the past few months, Kauai police say there’s been a rise in businesses alerting them about customers coming in with counterfeit cash.

Fake $100, $50 and $20 bills marked with red Chinese characters have been circulating.

Officials say the phony bills were created for Chinese banks as a training tool so tellers could recognize and count American currency.

KPD says the fake bills have been around for a few years after they reportedly got into the wrong hands and sold on the internet, the Garden Island reports.

Call police to report the money if you come across a false bill.

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