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Elkhart Police report increase in counterfeit money cases

The Elkhart Police Department says it has seen an increase in the number of counterfeit currency cases in the last 5 weeks.

The department says 50 counterfeit currency cases have been filed in the last year, but 14 of those were reported in just the last five weeks.

Most of the cases involve retail shops and fast food restaurants.

A large portion of the counterfeits are twenties, but they are all amounts.

Elkhart Police are asking businesses to check money to ensure it is genuine.

Click here to visit the website of the federal government's US Currency Education Program.

One feature of the website is an interactive tool showing the security features of each bill.

If you encounter counterfeit money, the Elkhart Police Department asks you to contact your local law enforcement agency.

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