Counterfeiting cases on the rise -- just in time for holidays Featured

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'Tis the season for shopping, which means 'tis the season for counterfeiting.


Reports of so-called "funny money" go up as the year comes to a close, largely due to the holidays, but Police Sgt. Lisa Sage says Emporia typically doesn't get a lot of counterfeiting calls.

Of those, 14 came last month.

Even with improvements in technology, Sage says counterfeiting is still pretty easy to spot -- if you're paying attention. The money may not feel like the normal legal tender and there can be obvious spelling, grammar or denomination errors that are easy giveaways.

Sage says businesses can take several steps to find counterfeit bills.

Sage says businesses will report cases of counterfeit bills to Emporia Police, and those reports then go to the Secret Service unless somebody is caught with a large amount of fake money.

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