LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - It is not an accepeted form of payment anywhere, but it is still turning up in local businesses' cash registers.
There has been a recent spike in people using counterfeit cash, specifically $20 bills. At a glance, it looks real, but if you look a little closer the coloring is off by a longshot. When you hold a real $20 bill up to the light, there is a safety strip.
"Of course the last person to have the money is the person who loses out, but I want to remind people if you find you have a counterfeit bill, you're obligated to form it in because if you know it and then you pass if off, you've just committed a felony and don't do that," said Lt. David Young, Lufkin Police Department spokesperson.