Police: Fake currency in circulation in 1 Louisiana parish

ST. AMANT, La. (AP) – Fake money is in circulation throughout Ascension Parish.

WBRZ (http://bit.ly/1aDuS2q) reports people have been spotted on surveillance using counterfeit 10 and 20 dollar bills. On Thursday, St. Amant investigators interviewed those from the video who were seen with the fake money.

Lt. Colonel Bobby Webre says his office is working hard to solve the counterfeit money scheme before it continues to spread.

Just this month, there have six reported cases of fake bills being used at several businesses. Store managers have been told to pay careful attention to bills they receive from customers. Investigators also advise cashiers to check for watermark, security strip, and use an indicator marker.

Investigators in neighboring East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes say they have not seen an uptick in counterfeit bills being used.

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