LPD sees spike in counterfeit cases
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lincoln Police Department (LPD) has seen a spike in counterfeit bills within the last two weeks.
Between Sept. 1 and Sept. 16, LPD investigated 21 incidents concerning counterfeit bills.
These fake bills, ranging from 5 to 100 dollar bills, have been reported across the city from a variety of businesses.
LPD says employees noted that the texture of the bills just “didn’t feel right,” nor did they have some basic security features.
Compared to last year, LPD has seen a 16 percent increase in counterfeit cases. Over the last five years, the total annual loss has been about 24,000 dollars.
LPD is currently working with tarted businesses to identify possible suspects.
Overall, officials encourage businesses to check big bills for security features, which you can find a full list of here.