Jamestown Police warn about fake money

Posted at 6:05 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 18:05:32-05

Police in Jamestown want to warn residents about counterfeit money making its rounds in Chautauqua County.

Investigators say phony bills have been seen in denominations of $20 and $100 bills.

Police are urging the community to closely examine their money.

A phony bill was recently used at a Jamestown business that had Chinese markings on it, as well as bills that are marked "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY."

Use of the bills by a person who knowingly uses them to defraud another is guilty of a felony charge.

Other police departments in Western New York have recently issued warnings in regards to fake money.

Anyone who sees these bills are asked to call police.