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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s something funny about the money making its way around town, but it’s no laughing matter.
Police say phony bills are finding their way into wallets and cash registers across the city. Inside Iggy’s on the Upper East Side, the word ‘FAKE’ is clearly written across a counterfeit 20 dollar bill, but the bar manager wishes it was always that easy to spot one.
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“The main thing we’re all finding is 20s,” Ryan O’Neill told CBS2’s John Dias. “It’s not large, but it adds up.”
O’Neill says over the last two weeks, more counterfeit bills have been surfacing in the area. Customers have been using them at his bar, and many other businesses are complaining about the same scam. Just a few blocks away, Caity Prunka is making sure her staff checks most bills they’re handed at both bars she owns — Bondurant’s and Jack & ****’s, which just opened in December.
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“The smaller bills is what catches bartenders off guard, because most fakes are 100s, 50s,” she said.
Prunka says just the other day a man...
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