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Simi Valley businesses fooled by counterfeit $100 bills

Police reported in the last couple of days, several businesses located in Simi Valley have received counterfeit $100 bills. The business owners did not realize they had been fooled until they went to the bank to deposit the money, according to Simi Valley police.

Police have forwarded the information to the United States Secret Service for investigation.

If you need help detecting counterfeit money and guarding against forgery loss, log on to:http://www.newmoney.gov/.  The website gives information on the redesigned $100 note.

Every year the public is victimized by the counterfeiting of United States currency and other U.S. obligations. Those who fail to carefully examine the money they receive or who cash checks and bonds without requesting proper identification are potential victims. Only with the public’s cooperation can the United States Secret Service reduce and prevent these crimes.

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