Counterfeit bills have turned up in several Butler County cities in the past couple weeks, the latest in Hamilton.
A person passed a counterfeit $20 bill Nov. 2 at McDonald’s on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Hamilton, according to a police report.
In October, three Oxford businesses made reports to police over a six-day period of counterfeit money being passed at their stores, one of them reporting such an incident happening twice.
The first report was made Oct. 15 when the Oxford Kroger store, 300 S Locust St., reported phony money received the previous day.
Speedway, 260 S Locust St., made reports Oct. 16 and Oct. 20 about counterfeit $20 bills received at the store.
Then, an officer was dispatched to the Wendy’s restaurant, 5142 College Corner Pike, on Oct. 19 to meet with an employee who reported a counterfeit $20 bill found in cash receipts from the previous evening. There was no description of a suspect and no video available in that incident.
On Nov. 6, a fake $100 turned up at McDonald’s in Middletown.
A man tried to pay for his $8 order at McDonald’s with a counterfeit $100 bill, according to a Middletown police report.
But the bill was “easily noticeable” that it was counterfeit because there was Chinese writing on both sides of it, according to police.