Sheriff’s office warns: Beware of counterfeit money

January 21, 2015

OCEANA COUNTY — Counterfeit money used at businesses in the southern portion of the county were turned in to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Jan. 20, and police are warning businesses and residents to be on the lookout for them.

“The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office received complaints as of yesterday of suspicious $20 and $50 bills that had been turned in at local businesses in the New Era and Rothbury area,” states an OCSO press release issued Wednesday, Jan. 21. “We have recovered $140 in these false bills so far, and the investigation is dynamic and changing at this time. We ask the public and business owners to use caution when taking these bills as the false ones don’t have the feel of real paper money.”

Anyone with information should contact OCSO at 231-873-2121.

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