On Monday, Platteville police received a complaint concerning a counterfeit $100 bill passed at a city business.
According to police, the paper stock of the bill accepts the security pen ink, leading one to believe the bill. Police say the bill has a serial number of KF26718807A and a series year of “2006” “A.”
According to police, the ink for the serial numbers is blotchy. A real bill will contain inked serial numbers that are defined and sharp. The counterfeit bill has a background color for the portraits on the front and back of the bill that are grayish-purple. The actual color should be a tone of green.
The counterfeit bill also has a security strip (to the left of Ben Franklin’s portrait) that runs vertically through the bill. The security strip is visible when the bill is placed flat on a solid surface. This security strip for a real bill should only be visible when held up to a light source.
The counterfeit bill also has the eyes and lips of Franklin’s water mark that are dark and solid. These features on a real bill are less defined.
Police do not have a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call police, 348-2313.