Officials Warn Counterfeit Money Use On The Rise In North Mississippi

Officials Warn Counterfeit Money Use On The Rise In North Mississippi

A problem with funny money in Independence County.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - A problem with funny money in Independence County.

Criminals have been caught trying to use counterfeit cash.

“If you're trying to pass a bill here, you're going to get busted ‘cause we're gonna know,” an official said.

Millie Haney has trained all of her employees at the T-Mart in Batesville how to spot phony money.

Detectives are asking all businesses in the area to check cash carefully, especially smaller bills.

Investigators just recovered a fake one-dollar bill, the first they've ever seen in Batesville.
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