By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Police advise to watch out for counterfeit bills


December 6, 2023

Courtesy Wrangell Police Department

Police are warning businesses and individuals to check their bills to make sure they are not unwittingly passing counterfeit money. A few bills showed up in town last week.

A few $100 and $20 bills have turned up in Wrangell, prompting police to caution businesses and everyone else to look for phonies.

The fakes look real enough in design and color - except for the words "COPY MONEY" on the front and back in the same typestyle as "THE UNITED STATES."

The counterfeits were reported in the last week of November.

"Currently, there are reports of $20 bills and $100 bills ... possibly being circulated around the community, but there could be other denominations," the police department reported in a notice issued by the borough.

The source of the counterfeits is unk...

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