Bogus cash passed at local business
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These $100 bills, which were passed Oct. 30 in Moab, were printed on paper that bore hot pink colored Chinese writing and the same serial number.        					        Photo courtesy Moab Police Department
These $100 bills, which were passed Oct. 30 in Moab, were printed on paper that bore hot pink colored Chinese writing and the same serial number. Photo courtesy Moab Police Department
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The Moab Police Department (MPD) responded Oct. 30 to a report of counterfeit $100 bills that were circulated at a local business. The bills, which were passed by what an MPD report describes as an “Asian” couple, were printed on paper that bore hot pink colored Chinese writing and the same serial number.

Moab City Police Department Sgt. Bret Edge said the passing of the bogus bills remains under investigation — and cautioned local businesses to be vigilant when accepting large denominations.

“We do not know the identity of the individuals who passed the counterfeit currency ... please instruct your employees to test any large bills for authenticity prior to accepting them for payment,” Edge said. “Several companies make counterfeit detection markers that can be used to detect whether or not currency is authentic. Google ‘counterfeit detection pens’ and you’ll have a plethora of options available to purchase.”

Anyone with information should call MPD at 435-259-7525.

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