The Iowa City Police Department (ICPD) is alerting area residents and retailers of counterfeit U.S. currency. There have been numerous recent incidences of counterfeit $100 bills being circulated through the community.
On Friday, Jan. 1, the ICPD took a single report of a counterfeit $100 bill being passed at a local business. Since then, the ICPD has taken two additional reports of counterfeit $100 bills passed at other area businesses.
The serial numbers on the counterfeited $100 bills reported to the Iowa City Police Department are:
Reportedly, the counterfeit bills passed at one business can be detected by a counterfeit detector pen.
Citizens and retailers should carefully examine any $100 bills presented as payment. U.S. $100 bills bearing the listed serial numbers should not be accepted. All $100 bills should be examined carefully, as future counterfeit bills may display other serial numbers.
This matter currently remains under investigation by the ICPD.
Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s). Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477) or at www.iccrimestoppers.org. All contacts are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.