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Funny Money with Chinese Characters Being Passed in the Hill Country

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Police are warning residents of the city of Kerrville, in the Texas Hill Country, that counterfeit money is being circulated. Posting pictures of the funny money on their Facebook page, they also provided tips on how to recognize it.

“Counterfeit US currency is being passed in the Kerrville area. If you receive a large denomination bill, check it carefully to ensure it is real. Feel the paper, look for the security features such as color shifting in on the denomination in the lower right hand corner, and check for the water mark and security strip, which are visible when the bill is held up to the light. If you aren’t sure if a bill is legitimate, contact the Kerrville Police Department at 830-257-8181,” the post stated.

Funny Money with Chinese Characters Being Passed in the Hill Country

Photo: Facebook/City of Kerrville – Police Department

The funny money the Kerrville Police Department has collected consists of $100 bills, according to the details they’ve recently provided. The bills are “marked with Chinese characters on both sides. Chinese bank clerks use it to help them learn how to count and identify authentic American currency that often comes their way due to being passed or exchanged by business and leisure travelers to their country. The counterfeit money is said to be available on Internet sites.”

Funny Money with Chinese Characters Being Passed in the Hill Country

Photo: Army University Press

Two Kerrville residents have come forward stating that they received counterfeit bills at a local garage sale over the past weekend. “When I unfolded it I noticed some hot pink writing. You see people write on bills all the time so I didn’t question it,” Melissa Leonard told kens5.com. She quickly alerted authorities and submitted the funny money for further investigation. “If I can help someone be more aware or cautious of taking money, then that’s what I want to do today,” she further explained to kens5.com. Those with a concern that they may be in possession of counterfeit money should contact the Kerrville Police Department at 830-257-8181.