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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.

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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.

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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.