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Police Warn of Counterfeit Bills

January 16, 2015, 11:25 AM HST
* Updated January 16, 12:27 PM
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The Hawai’i Police Department is warning the public about counterfeit $50 bills being distributed in the Hilo and Puna areas.

On Wednesday, a man reported that several vendors at farmers markets in Hilo and Puna had received counterfeit bills. Other businesses in both districts also reported to police that they received the counterfeit bills.

Anyone who received a counterfeit bill or who has information about who is distributing the bills is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Individuals who wish to remain anonymous can call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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