Another community in northwest Iowa is reporting the appearance of counterfeit cash.
A bank and a business in Le Mars were both passed bogus bills in the past few weeks. Fakes have also turned up recently in Storm Lake, Spencer, and Graettinger.
One of the recent incidents in Le Mars involved a fake 50-dollar bill, which was clearly a counterfeit, while the other case involved a 100-dollar bill that was marked “For Motion Picture Use Only.”
The fake bills are said to have a watermark, so if you tip them, you should see a shadow of a different picture. The bills will have a change of color, so looking straight on a particular point in the bill will be a constant color if you turn it at a 45-degree angle.
(thanks to Radio Iowa)