Police in Upshur County are warning the public to watch their money after counterfeit bills have been passed over the last two weeks. Gilmer Police says numerous fake $20 bills were among deposits turned in at First National Bank by various Gilmer businesses in July. A number of counterfeit denominations were circulated at a few Gilmer businesses last week.
A First National Bank official said another counterfeit $20 was found at their Big Sandy branch on Monday. Investigators say the fakes are "high-quality counterfeits". The fakes have been sent on the U.S. Treasury Department.