BAKER COUNTY — The Baker County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to check their currency to ensure it’s legitimate — especially people working at businesses throughout Baker County.
According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, businesses in that county “are experiencing an increase in customers paying for items and services with counterfeit cash.”
The Sheriff’s Office states that local individuals have been attempting to use fake $20 and $100 bills to “make daily non-descript purchases.”
The counterfeit money being passed looks and feels different than the real thing, states the release.
To assist in currency identification, please visit the U.S. Currency Education Program website at https://www.uscurrency.gov/denominations/100.
Any individual in Baker County who believes they have received a counterfeit bill, is urged to report it by calling dispatch at (541) 523-6415.