Counterfeit $10 bills are being passed to businesses in the area, according to Glenville Police Chief John Moss.

Moss says five such bills have been passed in the Glenville area.

"The bills appear to be much darker than real bills and are not cut square. Some have white edges," Moss said.

He said so far all the bills have the same serial number 1686278949A.

Unfortunately, counterfeit pens appear to show the bills are legitimate.

Moss says if the bill looks suspicious, check the serial number, then contact the police immediately. Have the customer stay there until the police arrive.

"Most of the time the customer doesn't know it's a fake bill," he said, but if the passer is aware of the problem, they will flee.

Store owners should get a plate number, description and direction of travel.

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