From the Van Wert Police Department – (1-6-23) The Van Wert Police Department cautions Stateline area businesses to be aware of possible counterfeit bits showing up recently.


Notice to cashiers, be vigilant when accepting cash payments Several local businesses have received counterfeit bills over the past few days. Cashiers please check cash before handing over products. If the bill feels too thin, doesn’t appear to be the right color, doesn’t have raised ink or have red and blue fibers throughout it’s FAKE. At first glance, or if a cashier is particularly busy, some of these features can be missed and it’s usually on closer inspection when businesses realize they’ve received counterfeit cash. Any suspect cash should be checked for authentic details or with a counterfeit detection pen.