Park Falls police believe Ashland County man making, using counterfeit $20 billsSubmitted: 02/21/2018
Park Falls police believe Ashland County man making, using counterfeit $20 bills
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
News Director

PARK FALLS - People in Price County should keep an eye out for fake $20 bills.

The Park Falls Police Department is looking into several cases of a customer using the counterfeit money at various businesses.  The bills all have the same serial number and stand out when you use a detection marker on them.

Police Chief Scott Straetz says the bills look very similar to the real thing, but you can tell the difference if you hold them.

"[The bills] look pretty good, but the feel is just not there," Straetz said during a phone interview.

Straetz told Newswatch 12 his officers arrested an Ashland County man in the case, but won't release his name until he's charged.

Straetz believes the suspect has been making the bills himself.

"In my 17 years as chief, I've never seen [a case where they make the bills here]," Straetz said.

Straetz thinks there may be more of the bills floating around. If you come across one, keep it separate from other bills and call police.

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