The Wauseon Police Department is warning businesses and residents that counterfeit $20 bills are circulating through Wauseon. On Wednesday, the Police Department took a report of counterfeit money being used at the Wauseon Wal-Mart. Suspect made a significant purchase using the counterfeit money. The Wauseon Police Department is asking businesses and residents to be a little more vigilant with their transactions and look over the change they are receiving back.If you do come across any currency that appears to be counterfeit, report it immediately to the store. If you wait, you will be out whatever is counterfeit.
Some of the items to check are the security features in the currency. Some of those features are magnetic strip, feel/texture of the currency and quality of print. Attached is a link to the U.S. Secret Service for identification of Counterfeit money. http://www.secretservice.gov/money_detect.shtml
Shown in the picture is the suspect that used counterfeit money. The suspect was driving a small red/maroon hatchback vehicle. Anyone with the name of the suspect or his identity, please contact the Wauseon Police Department at 419-335-3821.
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