SHEBOYGAN — The Sheboygan Police Department is investigating two instances of counterfeit bills in the area.
According to Captain James Veeser, two men allegedly used smaller value bills that had been altered into larger ones in Sheboygan on December 30, 2012 at Shopko and Big Lots on the city’s west side.
Sheboygan Police say that investigations into similar occurrences are happening in nearby Manitowoc and Ozaukee counties. The Menominee Falls Police Department has arrested a 28 year old man believed to have been involved in the Sheboygan incident. Authorities are still looking for the other suspect.
Typically, the first sign of a counterfeit bill is the paper they are printed on but there are other signs to look for. Veeser says stores in the area are trained to spot counterfeit bills and work with the law enforcement. Clerks suspecting that money is fake should look for differences, not similarities, when comparing a note against an authentic note of the same series and denomination.