KY police warn businesses about counterfeit bills


LOUISA, Ky. (WOWK) – According to the Louisa Police Department, several businesses have complained about counterfeit money throughout the city.

Many of the bills have been $20 bills that actually say “COPY MONEY” on them, and businesses are being urged to exercise extra awareness when accepting cash.

Courtesy: Louisa Police Department

Those counterfeit bills circulating in Louisa have many businesses taking extra steps to spot them. Local businesses say this isn’t their first time dealing with something like this.

A few places I’ve worked previously… We’ve seen some fake twenties in the past.

Brittany Smith, 606 Hemp Manager

There are ways to check and make sure the bills are legit, and after hearing counterfeit money has resurfaced, these businesses are starting to crack down.

Manager of the Three Rivers Food Mart Brandon Davis says he’s alerted his staff be extra cautious.

The fake cash appears to have been purchased from eBay.

Courtesy: Louisa Police Department

Anyone with information about anyone possessing fake money should contact Det. Hunter James at or Sgt. Steven Wilburn at

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