Oxford police see more counterfeit money in city

In March, he said, the department was called in about 10 times when phony money showed up at businesses throughout Oxford.

On Tuesday night, for instance, two businesses reported counterfeit bills totaling $90. Most of the reported fake money has been in denominations of $5, $10 and $20, but one instance included a counterfeit $100.

“A lot of this stuff was getting by store clerks, but the banks were catching it in deposits,” Martin said. “Now the clerks are doing a better job.”

Martin said no pattern had shown up in the passing of counterfeit money, but he is sharing his information with the Secret Service, the arm of the department directly responsible for investigating counterfeiting and other threats to the nation’s financial infrastructure and payment systems.

Daily Journal 4/2/9