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Counterfeit bill passed at Albany library

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Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Capt. Craig Dodd Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Capt. Craig Dodd

Workers at the downtown Albany library told police someone used a counterfeit bill to pay for using the computer lab. 

Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators say they receive frequent reports of funny money, but the Secret Service says Albany has an average amount of counterfeiting for a city its size.

"We are a retail hub for Southwest Georgia, so we are going to see a lot more currency passed through our area," said Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Capt. Craig Dodd.

Investigators say you can protect yourself against counterfeit bills by checking for security features in the paper of real bills.

If you suspect a fake bill, one of the surest ways to check it is to hold a real bill in one hand, and the suspect bill in the other, and feel if there is a difference in the paper.

 

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