Over the Rhododendron Festival weekend, Florence Police took multiple reports of counterfeit $20 bills being passed in the community. Upon further investigation, the bills in question appear to be identical and likely from the same source, which remains under investigation. Despite an ongoing investigation, in light of the community impact, Florence Police want to put this information out to assist citizens in identifying these bills.
The bills in question are clearly marked “Replica” and for “motion picture use,” which is a recent trend in counterfeit bills as it complicates the applicable criminal statutes for possessing and or using.
The community is encouraged to be diligent in looking out for these bills. Contact Florence Police at 541-997-3515 to report any activity or with any questions.