Campbellsville Police report a business in town received a counterfeit $100 bill on Tuesday. The bill passed the counterfeit pen test because it was a real $10 dollar bill before it was altered to look like a $100. As counterfeiters get more advanced it becomes harder for businesses to detect a fraudulent bill, leaving whoever has the bill last with the loss.
"You get a call from the bank and they're going to debit that from your account. The bill is going to go on to the authorities but you're just at a $100 loss that day." said Regina Webb Salon & Spa Director of Operations, Brian Webb.
"Locals don't make counterfeits and come in here and give them to us. They come to a town that is close to the interstate. They pass the bill and they're gone before you can do anything about it." added Shoe Carnival Manager, Peter Hopkins.
Banks in Bowling Green said if they receive a fraudulent bill, it gets sent to a security department. They say the smallest amount of contact possible with the bill is key to find out where it originated.