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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Ecorse Businesses Urged to be On Alert for Counterfeit Bills

Series: COMMUNITY SAFETY | Story 2

December 31, 2020

Business owners and residents can obtain a counterfeit bill detector pen from any office supply store.

Ecorse's Public Safety Director Joseph Thomas is urging local businesses to be on alert for counterfeit $50 and $20 bills. Thomas says five fake bills had been received by three Ecorse businesses as of Monday, December 28, and says there are bound to be more floating around out there.

"During the holidays, we got hit hard and people are going to be doing (unlawful) things, and we ask people to be extremely mindful," says Thomas.

Thomas adds that it is possible people are unknowingly passing the fake bills around and may have received them as change when holiday shopping elsewhere out i...

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