MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – Through an investigation into the passing of several counterfeit bills, Marshfield Police Department discovered the use of a counterfeit $100 bill at local business JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts (1919 N Central Ave).
Businesses are encouraged to monitor cash purchases and report any issues to police.
According to US Currency.Gov, to identify a counterfeit $100 bill, hold the note to light to see an embedded thread running vertically to the left of the portrait. The thread is imprinted with the letters USA and the numeral 100 in an alternating pattern and is visible from both sides of the note. The thread glows pink when illuminated by ultraviolet light.
Watermarks are the most obvious security feature of a paper banknote. Holding a banknote up to the light can determine the presence of a watermark.
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