Jefferson City Police Fighting Fake Money
"There is an investigation at this point, based upon information for developing suspects," explained Lt. Doug Shoemaker. "We are also working with Wal-Mart to see if there are any other issues involved in case that we need to take into consideration."
Wal-Mart, Taco Bell and UMB Bank took in the money last weekend and on Monday. They discovered it was counterfeit, thanks to a special marker businesses can get for free from local banks.
"You could tell the difference, whether it's counterfeit or not, with the marker," said Shoemaker. "When you mark on a real bill, the money turns a yellow color, but fake money turns black."
Police don't know who distributed the bogus bills, but they are warning other businesses to watch for fake money. The U. S. Secret Service is also tracking the counterfeiters because it's a crime that involves the federal treasury.