Authorities are warning area residents to be careful when accepting $50 bills, according to Dalton Police Department news release.
The U.S. Secret Service advised the police department on Tuesday morning that several convincing counterfeit bills had been passed at a Dalton business and more could be in circulation.
Several counterfeit $50 bills were passed at the Dollar General story on Riverburch Parkway in Dalton sometime in the month of June, according to Secret Service investigators.
The Secret Service also provided pictures of the counterfeit bills and pointed out several ways to spot the fakes:
On the front of the bill
The number "50" in the bottom right should be printed in color shifting ink that changes from copper to green. These fake bills do not change color but do have somewhat of a gold tint to them. In the Treasury seal, printed on the right hand side of the bill, the word "Treasury" is misspelled and instead says what looks like "TREAFHRE." Another thing to note is that the bill marking pen does not work on these bills as they have some type of coating on them but not so much that it is noticeable.
On the back of the bill
The coloring on the back of the bill is just slightly different than a legitimate $50. When holding it up to the light you can see that the straight lines of the printed image on the back aren't quite in line with those on the front. The printed type stating "US CAPITOL" underneath that image isn't as crisp or clean as a legitimate $50. The standard security features to include an embedded security thread and a watermark are both visible.
Anyone that has information on these fake bills or who believes they may have spotted some fake bills is asked to please contact Detective Matthew Lowery at 706-278-9085, extension 9133.