Police warn of convincing fake bills in Coffeyville

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COFFEYVILLE, Kan.— Coffeyville Police are warning residents of counterfeit bills being passed around in the area.

The bills appear to be “washed” money, meaning the ink is removed off of a $1.00 bill and then reprinted to be a $20.00 or a $50.00.

Police report that the bills are an odd shade of green because of the acid used to remove the old ink.

Police suggest if you suspect a bill may be a fake, hold it up to the light. All newer bills $5+ should have the face image on the right side of the bill and may also have a security strip on the left side.

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