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Bent County Sheriff warns of counterfeit bills

Posted at 8:22 AM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 10:22:39-04

Brenda Martinez

Brenda Martinez, arrested in Bent County, Colorado accused of passing counterfeit bills at a convenience store.

BENT COUNTY – The Bent County Sheriff’s Office is warning everyone in the area to be aware the county has recently been “flooded with counterfeit bills.”

Investigators are asking people to closely check any cash, including $5, $10, $20, or $50 bills following the arrest of a woman accused of passing fake cash twice at a Loaf & Jug convenience store.

The Sheriff’s Office was very specific in what to look out for if concerned about counterfeit cash. Please report any instances of coming across bills with these serial numbers.

$5 bill serial numbers: MA87065053A

$10 bill serial numbers: MK64121167A, JD01220232A

$20 bill serial numbers: JG81547762C, MB44360740G, IG59699147A

$50 bill serial number: MB44360740G, MG22362033A

The United States Secret Service is the agency that investigates cases of counterfeiting U.S. Currency.

Follow this guide to make sure any money received has the right feel and look of currency created by the U.S. Treasury.

Guide: Know Your Money