KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bonner Springs police said Thursday that counterfeit $100 bills have surfaced recently at area businesses.
The scam involves washing and reprinting $1 bills to look like $100 bills, police said in a Facebook post. Traditional marking pens will not identify the money as counterfeit.
“By the time the business finds out that the bills are false, they’ve already marked it and accepted the bill and the customer’s moved on,” Sgt. Adam Khan told 41 Action News.
Police advised businesses to be careful when accepting large bills and look at them carefully by holding them up to a light. Real $100 bills will have a watermark and a stripe built into the bill that says $100, according to police.
If you receive a bill that you believe to be counterfeit, call the Bonner Springs Police Department at 913-422-7800.