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Restaurants, Bars Being Warned Of Fake Bills Circulating In Midtown

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Local restaurants and retailers are being warned about bogus bills being passed in Midtown Sacramento.

Last week, R-15 restaurant took $300 worth of fake $20 bills, and a few fake $100 bills as well. 

Managers say the bills are surprisingly high quality, and the counterfeit detected pens don’t work.

“It’s mostly a bar thing; I think people come in and they want to do a quick transaction, get it done, and they think people aren’t paying attention,” says one R-15 employee.

R-15 has since added a new counterfeit detection system that uses black light to check for proper markings.

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