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April 16, 2010

Port police warn of counterfeit $100 bills

NEWBURYPORT -- Police are warning local merchants to watch out for phony $100 bills that are being circulated in the city, possibly distributed by a woman in her 20s.

Police today alerted the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce to be wary of $100 bills. The police department suggests that merchants who receive a $100 bill use a counterfeit detector pen to make sure it is valid.

Also, police are asking merchants who have received a $100 bill to hold onto it and call them. One phony bill recovered has the serial number is FD14459509A.

Reports have been given that a white, female in her early 20's has been suspected of passing the counterfeit bills.

Any questions should be directed to the Newburyport Police Department at 978-462-4411

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