SHEBOYGAN — According to the Sheboygan Police Department, counterfeit bills of various denominations have been circulating in Sheboygan.
Here are tips set forth by the department on how to carefully scrutinize a bill:
1. Check if it does "For Motion Picture Purposes" or "Copy"
2. Review the layout for signs of altering including uneven spacing, blurry letters and odd markings
3. See if any of the bills have identical or sequential serial numbers
4. Do not rely solely on counterfeit detection pens as they aren't fool-proof nor are they sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury
"When in doubt, do not accept the bill," the post states. "With advances in technology, counterfeiters are becoming more sophisticated in creating bills that appear genuine."