** FRAUD ALERT – COUNTERFEIT MONEY **
Rehoboth Beach Police have responded to three separate complaints involving counterfeit money this past weekend passed at two businesses located in the Boardwalk business district of the city.
Police were called to Funland on two occasions, Friday, June 23rd at around 7:45pm and on Sunday, June 25th at around 3:15pm, for a report that the business was in receipt of counterfeit twenty dollar bills. The business discovered that they had been provided 3 counterfeit bills on one occasion and 6 on another. The details as to when and where within the business the bills were passed has not been determined at this time.
In addition, on Sunday, June 25th at around 12:30pm, Rehoboth Beach Police responded to Kohr Bros in the first block of Rehoboth Avenue for a report that the business was also in receipt of a counterfeit twenty dollar bill. It is believed that the bill was given to the business for services rendered on Friday, June 23rd, between 11:00am and midnight.
In regard to the counterfeit bills (pictured), all had separate and distinct serial numbers; however, they were missing two noticeable security factors that police are asking businesses to be aware of; the portrait watermark and the security threat. The security features are described in the above illustration. Those wanting more information can go to https://www.uscurrency.gov.