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Counterfeit bills circulate through town


Carl Tate

Six counterfeit $50 bills have been collected by the Petersburg police department in the last month, said authorities.

Patrol officer Carl Tate said he has been investigating the counterfeit bills and has created a suspect group. It is still unclear as to whether the bills are being made in town or are being brought in. At least four of the counterfeit bills appear to be made by the same individual or from the same batch, said Tate.

"I advise the general public if you get a $50 bill or a high currency like that that you don't usually come across, analyze it," said Tate. "Don't take the fac...

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