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Bemidji Police Department: Counterfeit bills being passed in surrounding area

In the last few days, counterfeit bills have been passed in Bemidji and the surrounding area. These bills are printed on paper that does not feel the same as most money, or is off color. The bills often have the same serial number. The bills have most often been seen in $20s and $100s. Please be cautious and train employees to check bills for these irregularities. If you should encounter a counterfeit bill, please retain it and contact law enforcement.