The Kalamazoo County Treasurer’s office is alerting residents of fraudulent currency circulating in the community, according to Deputy Treasurer Megan Buwalda.
Treasurer Mary Balkema reports the County has even been on the receiving end of this fraudulent currency. The treasurer’s office detected a counterfeit $20 that had been presented for payment at the court.
“If you or your employees handle cash, it’s important to be aware this is happening in the community, and to check bills you handle over $10,” Balkema warns.
A good resource is the Secret Service’s “Know Your Money” downloadable PDF which points out important characteristics in authenticating currency.
If you believe you have received a counterfeit bill, do not put your safety in danger, retain the bill in question and contact your local police department.