Police seize thousands in fake money

Police have seized thousands of dollars in counterfeit money from Columbus businesses since November, and authorities are urging consumers and employees to remain vigilant — especially during hectic holiday shopping.

From small, local restaurants to large national retailers, police have taken fake money in denominations ranging from $1 to $100, though $20 and $50 bills were the most common.

“It is alarming, and it is a trend right now that we need to get control of,” said Lt. Matt Myers, public information officer for Columbus Police Department.

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