RCPD encourages public to keep an eye out for fake money going around

RAPID CITY, S.D. — After receiving reports of fake 100-dollar bills being passed around Rapid City, the police say it’s not an uncommon crime.

Most of the counterfeit money that’s usually seized by RCPD is intended for motion picture purposes, and that is indicated on the bill.

If you aren’t paying attention, it could pass as real currency, but there are a few noticeable differences in the appearance as well as how it feels.

Brendyn Medina, Community Relations Specialist for the RCPD, said, “Another red flag would be somebody who goes into make a small purchase with a big bill. Maybe an item that cost one or two dollars and paying with a hundred dollar bill. Or somebody coming in to buy gift cards with large bills – they have now turned around and exchanged a fake bill for gift cards.”

Medina adds that fake money is not something they encounter everyday, but it’s not out of the ordinary. RCPD also encourages retailers to train their staff to recognize fake bills in case they ever got one.

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