(CBS Seattle) — At least three counterfeit bills have been snatched from circulation in Snohomish County in the past two weeks.
According to the Everett Herald, the U.S. Secret Service has been called in to investigate the recovered bills in the denominations of $20, $50 and $100.
Two phony bills were used in the city of Snohomish between March 20 and 22. The first one — a $20 bill — was used at a downtown store. Police say the clerk who received it noticed it looked “weathered.”
A similar fake $50 bill was used at a gas station and convenience store in the north end of town. In this instance, the size was suspiciously small and the material felt different than a regular bill.
The bad $100 bill was used at a McDonalds in Everett on Sunday.
Police do not have a suspect at this time, however, they are working to track down the man who used at least one of the bills.
If you encounter a bill that looks suspicious, police say to compare it to a normal bill first before accepting it. For more information on detecting counterfeit money, visit the Secret Service’s “Know Your Money” page here.
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