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Janesville Police warning about counterfeit bills

JANESVILLE, Wis. (CBS 58) – Janesville Police say several local businesses have reported seeing counterfeit $20 and $100 bills.

Police are reminding businesses in the area to be vigilant when receiving cash and to check the security features of the bills, particularly the security thread.

Officials say anyone who knowingly passes counterfeit currency may be arrested and could face up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Anyone with information about the counterfeit money is asked to call Janesville Police at 608-755-3100 or Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636.

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