Lincoln Police see 62% increase of counterfeit bills compared to 2021

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Courtesy Lincoln Police

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Police are noting a recent increase in the use of counterfeit bills in comparison to 2021.

Through Wednesday, police have investigated 122 reports of counterfeit bills, a 62 percent increase from 2021.  During this time last year, police only investigated 75 cases.

At the end of 2021, police had 168 reports of counterfeit bills.

Lincoln Police say $20 and $100 bills appear to be the most common type of counterfeit money.

The bills are being used at restaurants and convenience stores, according to police.

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