(Post and KXCV staff) – Authorities are warning the public after fake $20 bills were found circulating in Maryville.
The Maryville Public Safety Department is asking businesses and patrons to check the money they receive.
“Over the weekend one of our retail convenience stores noticed that within the money they had, someone had taken a fake $20. It looked like a movie production bill. It was the perfect color and had a lot of the same markings but if you weren’t paying a lot of attention you might not know right off the bat,” said Ron Christian with MPS. “It appears we’ve had somebody in the community passing bills that were clearly meant to be used as props in a movie.”
MPS said other denominations may also be in circulation.
According to a post on Facebook, while the bill looks easily identifiable as a fake in the picture, it feels just like real money.
“When placed in a stack of other bills, the fake can easily be passed along,” MPS said.
Anyone who has received one of the bills is asked to contact the department at 660-562-3209.