Topic: Counterfeit Money (Bishop Police press release)
The Memorial Day weekend is approaching and the Bishop Police Department would like to remind local businesses as well as the vendors of Mule Days to be aware of counterfeit money. The department has received information regarding counterfeit one hundred dollar bills circling in the Bishop area. We are asking businesses and vendors to check all money being used to make purchases, especially large bills.
Fours ways businesses can protect themselves are looking at the bills, touching the bill, looking for security features on the bill and by using a Universal Counterfeit Detection Pen. Feel the texture of the bill as well as compare to other bills, counterfeit money will often feel distinctly different from authentic money.Pay attention to the printing quality, boarders and portraits on the bill.
Hold the bill up to a light, look for the security strip on the bill indicating the actual bill amount. This technique is one of the better ways for detecting counterfeit money. If you have obtained a counterfeit bill, please notify the Bishop Police Department at 760-873-5866.
K. Coffman, Public Information Officer.