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Officials see increase number of counterfeit bills in circulation

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Officials with the Town of Burgaw says they've seen an increase in counterfeit bills recently, and are asking the people and businesses to be careful. (Source: Burgaw Police Department) Officials with the Town of Burgaw says they've seen an increase in counterfeit bills recently, and are asking the people and businesses to be careful. (Source: Burgaw Police Department)

BURGAW, NC (WECT) – Officials with the Town of Burgaw says they've seen an increase in counterfeit bills recently, and are asking the people and businesses to be careful.

The police chief says in the past two weeks, $320 worth of counterfeit bills have been discovered at area banks, and she feels that more bills are out there.

The chief says a good way to determine if a bill is fake or not is by how it feels -- a lot of the counterfeit money they found didn't feel as heavy as real money.

She also says the town hopes to hold an information session on the issue soon, so that people know what to look for.

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