Kenosha Police on the alert for funny money

Fake $100 bills circulating around town
Posted at 5:24 PM, Jun 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-25 18:24:20-04

The Kenosha Police Department has issued a warning to area residents about fake bills circulating around town.

Officials say the $100 bills are counterfeit and marked “For Motion Picture Use Only.”

"I noticed it too, it said 'motion picture,' and I knew right away it was phony money," said Patricia Minkey, who handed in two bills she found to police.

Minkey said she's heard of people taking the bills to stores and spending them. But she said she wasn't fooled.

"I felt this, it's like wax paper, it doesn't even feel like real paper," she said.

Police are investigating the source of the money. They say the bills look authentic, but lack the interior strip and watermarks.

Minkey hopes it's discovered before the counterfeit cash hurts local businesses.

"It's not good for the economy, because, I mean, that store's going to lose out on $100. If you take in two, $200," Minkey said.

Kenosha Police are encouraging anyone who finds one of the bills to call them.