Sheriff’s office warns of Counterfeit $100 bills being passed at local businesses

On January 5, 2021 the Graham County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a counterfeit 100 dollar bill that had been received at the Family Dollar Store, Fort Thomas on January 4, 2021. The counterfeit bill was discovered by the bank after it was flagged during a deposit when the bill was run through a counting machine. The bill had been checked/marked by the Family Dollar Store on January 4, 2021 per their policy and had passed detection.

January 11, 2021 the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip. The caller informed the Sheriff’s Office they have heard there is an unidentified group who have made statements they are attempting to pass counterfeit 100 dollar bills to businesses within Graham County when purchasing store items. The Sheriff’s Office is asking all businesses to take additional precautions when they receive a 100 dollar bill for payment (to follow their store policies and use any measures in place to check the bill for authenticity.)

Businesses are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the local authorities.