Residents warned of counterfeit money circulating

CNJ staff

The Clovis Police Department has seen an influx in counterfeit bills in the area over the past two weeks, according to Detective Sonny Smith.

Smith said the bills are $50 and $100 bills. He said the counterfeiters are purchasing small amounts of goods and receiving legitimate cash back.

One warrant has been issued in the case thus far.

Smith suggested that all businesses take a moment to inspect any bills received by holding them up to the light or using a counterfeit marker.