Counterfeit $50 Bills Being Passed At Smithfield Businesses

Counterfiet 50 BillLocal businesses are being asked to be on the lookout for counterfeit money.  On Thursday and Friday, counterfeit $50 bills were passed at three stores in Smithfield.  The bills had two different serial numbers, according to Smithfield Police spokesperson Captain R.K. Powell.

Police do not know if a counterfeit $5 bill passed at the Dollar Tree on North Brightleaf Boulevard on Thursday is related.

In April, a counterfeit $10 bill was passed at the Dollar Tree.

In March 2014, bogus $50 bills with the same serial number were passed at stores in Smithfield and Selma, including the Dollar Tree. 

In July 2014, 7 counterfeit $100 bills were passed in Smithfield. 

Anyone with information about the counterfeit money is asked to contact the Smithfield Police Tip Line at 919-989-8835.