Citizens to be Aware of Fake Currency in Knox County

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, eight fake $100 bills were found in the middle of the roadway on KY 3438 in the Long Branch area of Knox County. The bills were turned into the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, April 23, 2018. According to the sheriff’s department, these types of bills are printed in China, and used as a training tool to teach Chinese tellers to count American money. The bills, which come in all denominations, contain Chinese writing, either pink or purple in color, and translates into “not to be used as real currency.” Sheriff Mike Smith cautions everyone to thoroughly inspect large bills by looking for any abnormal features, including the pink or purple Chinese writing.

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