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$20 Counterfeit Bills Used at Business, Bank

Four different $20 bills were found to be counterfeit in separate incidents, police say.

A business owner and a bank obtained several counterfeit bills recently, according to Upper Providence Township Police and State Police. 

The owner of Fix-A-Vac on N. Providence Road in Upper Providence Township told police a man called her business on Jan. 2 asking if she had a specific belt for a vacuum and when the man arrived at the shop he bought the vacuum belt using a $20 counterfeit bill, according to police. 

Police checked the bill and based on its physical appearance and the result of a counterfeit pen test, the bill was confirmed to be counterfeit, according to police. 

The man who used the bill is described as a Middle Eastern man in his 20's and he spoke with an accent, according to police. 

In a separate incident, Beneficial Bank in Newtown Square received three $20 bills with the same serial numbers on them between Jan. 11 and 13, according to Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks.

The bills were determined to be counterfeit, according to State Police, and the bank sent the three bills to the Secret Service. 


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