Counterfeit money surfaces in Livingston County

Photo: WHMI

LIVINGSTON CO., Mich (WLNS) – With all the holiday shopping this time of year this had to happen.

Counterfeit cash is turning up in Livingston County.

That’s according to our media partners at WHMI.

They report the Sheriff’s Office received three counterfeit money complaints December 12th.

Two of the complaints originated from businesses in Genoa Township and a third report came from a private resident who unknowingly accepted counterfeit money after selling an item on Craigslist.

The deputies who responded to these complaints collected counterfeit twenty-dollar bills.

Counterfeit detection pens are useful in detecting fraudulent currency.

Anyone with information regarding the counterfeit money incidents is asked to immediately contact the Sheriff’s Office at 517-546-2440.

Reports of suspected counterfeit bills can be made to the Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police or local law enforcement agency.

More from WHMI: Local Businesses And Residents Report Receiving Counterfeit Money

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