Salina Police are investigating after a counterfeit $50 bill was used to buy food items at Bogey’s Restaurant,1417 S. 9th, on Thursday.
The fake bill was found in the deposit made at Bennington State Bank and traces back to a transaction that took place on Thursday sometime between 8am and Noon.
Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that counterfeit bills are on the rise in Salina, “It’s increased because the quality of printers being used today,” he said.
Captain Sweeney adds that clerks often times don’t want to confront a customer who is trying to pass a counterfeit bill, “We advise them to follow their store policy, get a description of the customer, perhaps a licence plate number and then contact police immediately.”
According to Sweeney, the quality of paper and lack of security features are the keys to watch for.