The Latah County Sheriff’s Office is warning local merchants of counterfeit currency being used in the area.
The currency seized has been $20 and $10 bills. One of these bills was presented as payment at a business in Troy, according to a news release from the sheriff.
The counterfeit bills can be easily recognized, as they have large Chinese characters printed in red on the front and back, blurry printing and lightweight paper stock, according to the sheriff’s office.
The U.S Secret Service has been notified and is assisting the sheriff’s office with the investigation.
If this counterfeit currency is presented to a merchant as payment, please contact the Latah County Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement agency.