Seaside Police Department have received three reports of counterfeit twenty dollar bills & one ten dollar bill being passed at fast food establishments sometime over the past week. The bill were Series 2004 & 2009 and two of twenty dollar bills had the same serial number which was EL56788231F. There are no suspects or suspect vehicles at this time. The other twenty dollar bill & ten dollar bill were passed over the weekend and all the bills were discovered in bank deposits and are being forwarded to the U.S. Secret Service.
The Seaside Police Department cautions all local businesses to take the necessary precautions when accepting any currency and report any suspicious activity. As a reminder, the Secret Service no longer encourages the use of the anti-counterfeit pen as they are not effective with today’s method of counterfeiting. For more information on how to recognize counterfeit currency, please go to: http://www.secretservice.gov/money_detect.shtml