Three arrested for counterfeit bills

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ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Some arrests have been made in southern Minnesota in a case of fake money.

Albert Lea Police have arrested three people for passing counterfeit bills.

It happened last night at Taco John’s.

An employee called police when three customers tried to pay with a counterfeit 50 dollar bill.

Authorities found that the same three people passed another fake bill at Wendy’s.

Law enforcement says there are several ways to make sure you’re not taken by this trick.

“There is also a hologram you can see in it.” Detective Ben Mortensen of the Albert Lea Police Department said. “You can hold it up to the light and you can see that. Some of the newer bills have a color shift to them with the ink.”

He adds another way to tell if it’s a real bill is holding it up to light.

If it’s real, you can see a security strip in the bill.

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