Richland Center Police Department Counterfeit $100 Bills

The Richland Center Police Department would like to alert area businesses and residents to watch for counterfeit $100 bills that may begin to appear throughout the county.

Chief Lucas Clements stated on Thursday, April 12th that a local resident found several counterfeit $100 bills and turned them over to the Police Department. It is unknown at this time how many of the counterfeit $100 bills may be in circulation.

Chief Clements states, “The counterfeit $100 bills have a poor representation of Benjamin Franklin and pink and black markings on both the front and back of the bill. They also have identical serial numbers of LGQ 03229158 and are printed on distinctly thinner paper.”

Chief Clements is urging people and businesses to pay close attention to $100 bills. The counterfeit bills can be detected with a currency detector pen and by taking an extra second to observe the front and back of the bill. Residents and stores are asked to carefully check bills when accepting money and turn in all suspected counterfeit bills to law enforcement as they are aware of the issue. The Police Department is working with the Secret Service to find the source of the fake money.