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Rutland police warn public of counterfeit money

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RUTLAND, Vt. -

There's counterfeit money going around Rutland.

Rutland Police tell us they've had more than eight reports of fake $5 and $10 bills within the last two weeks. The bills have been brought into area convenience stores, where someone will purchase an item around 99 cents, like a pack of gum, and use the fake bill to pay and then make off with legitimate change.

Police describe the bills as having a common serial number starting with JA.

"The fraudulent bills, they will not have the same feel, the same texture that a legitimate currency bill will have. The colors are just a little bit off," said Sgt, John Sly from the Rutland City Police Department.

Officials advise if you do think you have a counterfeit bill, report it immediately.

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