Counterfeit C-notes spotted |

Counterfeit C-notes spotted

Several counterfeit $100 bills have been floating around Nevada County, said Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal, who warns merchants to be on the lookout for the fake money.

Royal said three counterfeit bills have been reported from area businesses, the first one reported on Jan. 17 at Flyers gas station on the 12000 block of Nevada City Highway.

A dead giveaway that the bills are fake is that the backside of the bills was printed upside-down, said Nevada County Undersheriff John Trauner.

“Be careful and make sure you’re getting what you should be getting,” Royal said.

He said merchants should check for a watermark on paper bills and make sure the bill is not a copy by marking it with a counterfeit money pen, which some businesses provide to cashiers.

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