According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, counterfeit money is once again starting to circulate in the Salem and Pekin areas.

Local businesses are asked to report any incident, where there has been an attempt to pass counterfeit currency.

Two $20 bills were received at a Salem business and discovered by a local bank, when the business made a deposit this past week.

A $10 bill was discovered by a Pekin business this past week as someone attempted to pass the counterfeit bill.

If you receive a counterfeit bill or know of anyone passing these bills, please call the tip line at 812.883.6566.