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Counterfeit Bills Reported at Plaza Extra

The Virgin Islands Police on Friday urged the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit cash circulating on St. Thomas, after bogus bills were reported at a supermarket Thursday.

Members of the VIPD Investigation Bureau traveled to Plaza Extra Thursday after receiving a report of counterfeit bills at the store. Officers contacted the on-duty shift supervisor, who said they discovered several counterfeit bills amounting to approximately $460. The matter was then forwarded to the forces Economic Crime Unit for a follow up investigation.

The bills were reported to be all $20 bills with the bottom portion of the bill darker than normal, include the body and clothing of Andrew Jackson, the president portrayed on the face of the bill. The security thread was not visible and the bill felt thicker than a normal bill, police said.

Police urged anyone with information about the incident please to contact the VIPD at 340-774-2211, the Economic Crime Unit at 340-774-3942, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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The Virgin Islands Police on Friday urged the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit cash circulating on St. Thomas, after bogus bills were reported at a supermarket Thursday. Members of the VIPD Investigation Bureau traveled to Plaza Extra Thursday after receiving a report of counterfeit bills at the store. Officers contacted the on-duty shift supervisor, who said they discovered several counterfeit bills amounting to approximately $460. The matter was then forwarded to the forces Economic Crime Unit for a follow up investigation. The bills were reported to be all $20 bills with the bottom portion of the bill darker than normal, include the body and clothing of Andrew Jackson, the president portrayed on the face of the bill. The security thread was not visible and the bill felt thicker than a normal bill, police said. Police urged anyone with information about the incident please to contact the VIPD at 340-774-2211, the Economic Crime Unit at 340-774-3942, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.