Authorities investigating counterfeit money being used in Central Virginia

Several of these bills are defeating the counterfeit bill detector pen

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Multiple Virginia law enforcement agencies are investigating more than 20 reported uses of counterfeit money in the past three weeks.

The Lynchburg Police Department, Campbell County, Appomattox County, Amherst County and Bedford County Sheriff’s offices are working together and say several of these bills are defeating the “counterfeit bill detector pen” when checked and show as real money.

All departments are working cooperatively to identify the involved parties in these cases.

Citizens and businesses are encouraged to check cash as it is received for payment of goods. Click here to learn how to identify fake U.S. Currency.

If you or your business receives any U.S. Currency that does not appear to be legitimate, please contact your local jurisdiction to file a report.

Anyone with information regarding these cases is asked to contact your local jurisdiction or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

Contact Central Virginia Crime Stoppers, or text “CVCS” plus your message to 274637.

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