The Owensboro Police Department is currently investigating 32 cases that involve the exchange of fraudulent bills for goods and services. OPD has seen the exchange of fraudulent 5’s, 20’s, 50’s, and $100 bills.
The Owensboro Police Department is bringing this to the community’s attention in an attempt to stop the circulation of these items. In some cases, these bills are clearly marked as props and should not be considered legal tender. In other situations, a simple verification process using a detector pen can prevent you from becoming a victim of fraud.
These photos are labeled to help identify counterfeit bills: (click to enlarge)
If you find that you have received a fraudulent bill, please call OPD at 270-687- 8888. If you have information about where these items are originating, you can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.
Let’s work together to remove this problem from Owensboro.