Counterfeit $100.00 Bills
In the past few weeks, several counterfeit one hundred dollar bills
have been passed at local business's. They all have the serial
If you're not sure whether a note is
counterfeit, consult an experienced money handler—a bank teller, for
example. If you get a counterfeit bill,
Write your initials and the date on
the back of the bill so that you can identify it later.
Record on a separate sheet of paper
all the details about how you got the bill: Who gave it to you? Where
and when did you get it?
Handle the bill as little as
possible to preserve any fingerprints. Put the bill in a protective
cover such as an envelope
Contact the nearest U.S. Secret
Service office or local police. Surrender the bill only to these
Anyone convicted of passing a
counterfeit may be fined as much as $5,000 or imprisoned for up to 15
about Reproducing Money
law places strict limitations on photographs or other
printed reproductions of U.S. and foreign paper currency,
checks, bonds, stamps, and securities.
Counterfeit Detection Act of 1992 permits color
illustration of U.S. currency provided that
illustration is less than three-quarters or more than
one and one-half times the size, in linear dimension,
of any part of the bill;
illustration is one-sided; and
negatives, positives, plates, or digital, magnetic, or
optical files used in making the illustration are
destroyed, deleted, or erased after their final use.
restrictions apply to photographs or printed reproductions
of foreign currency as well as U.S. and foreign checks,
bonds, stamps, and securities. In addition, these items
may be reproduced only in black and white.
or black and white motion picture films, microfilms,
videotapes, and slides of U.S. and foreign paper currency,
securities, and other obligations may be made for
projection or telecasting. But prints may not be made from
these media unless the prints conform to size and color
more information on the rules about reproducing money,
contact the U.S. Secret Service office nearest you; office
locations are available on the Web at
or by contacting the U.S. Secret
Service, Office of Government Liaison and Public Affairs,
950 H Street, N.W., Suite 8400, Washington, D.C.
are no restrictions on printed or motion picture
reproductions of U.S. or foreign coins. But the law
prohibits, with few exceptions, the manufacture, sale, or
use of any token or device that is meant to resemble a
U.S. or foreign coin and that is issued as money.
If you have any information concerning counterfeiting please call the
LaGrange Police Department at (706) 883-2605, or CrimeStoppers at (706)
The LaGrange Police Department does not
solicit funds, or authorize anyone else to request donations on their behalf by telephone
or door to door.