Fake Cash Feels Real
Monahan thinks the bill was a five someone bleached and washed over and over until all the markings were gone and then printed a fifty on top. The process gave it the feel of real money. Signs of this phony are a faded five under the 50, the magnetic strip reads U.S. five, the Lincoln watermark is visible, and the outline of Lincoln's head is also visible.
Businesses around Jimmy John's on Broadway haven't yet received similar counterfeit cash, but are glad to be aware.
"Yeah, I would like to see it. They might try and come in here next!" said Classy's restaurant owner Leta Harvey.
Monahan said his business has to eat the money lost when it gets a conterfeit bill. He is educating his employees about it by posting signs near the cash registers. Unlike this case, most counterfeiters print fake money on a different type of paper.