Counterfeit money passed in Rapid City

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RAPID CITY S.D. (KOTA TV) - More people means more money coming into town, but look carefully, some of it might not be real.

With the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally bringing thousands of people to the Black Hills, The Rapid City Police Department said they've had recent reports of counterfeit money being passed at area businesses.

Counterfeit bills are more common in higher denominations like 50’s and 100’s.

Sergeant Kelvin Masur, with the Rapid City Police Department said if you think you've come across a fraudulent bill give it a closer look, you may be able to spot red flags.

“Something that we've been encountering frequently here in Rapid with the higher bills sometimes it will say ‘for motion picture use only’ on it, said Masur. “At first glance you may think it is a real bill but once you take a closer look it’s fairly noticeable that it is a fraudulent bill.”

To keep from being victimized make sure the money looks and feels legit and if you have to question it, don't accept it.

The RCPD said these reports are no more than what they normally experience.