Counterfeit money plagues Jersey shore businesses

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) - August 4, 2010

Police in Ocean City said Wednesday that they've received 10 complaints of counterfeit money used at local stores since June 18.

The denominations range from $20 to $100.

Police say the counterfeiters are washing out the printing on smaller bills and changing the numbers to larger denominations.

Action News' John Rawlins reported in June about the practice, when a flood of fake $100 bills started hitting stores in Philadelphia.

The bogus bills are being discovered when merchants bring them to banks for deposit.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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