Norman County Sheriff’s Office Says Counterfeit Money Discovered in the County
Ada, MN — The Norman County Sheriff’s Office is asking community members and business owners to be on the lookout for counterfeit money. Deputy Fall says they have received reports this week of fake $5, $10, and $50 bills being used at three different locations. He says these particular bills used for the transactions had a number of slight discrepancies that differentiate them real money, including size and texture.
No arrests have been made but the Norman County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating and checking surveillance. It’s not just businesses who could have been impacted, but there are a number of people who make transactions throughout the county everyday via Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or through yard or rummage sales. Deputy Falls shares more on want to look for and how to make sure the cash you are receiving is real.
If a bill looks suspicious, consider asking for a different one or requesting another form of payment such as Venmo or Paypal. And of course, report anything suspicious to law enforcement.
The counterfeit bills discovered this week were discovered in the cities of Borup and Gary, but its likely that they are more being circulated throughout the region.