KINGMAN – Officials with the Kingman Police Department are alerting the public to watch for counterfeit money with Chinese letters.
Authorities have released several photos of the odd bills discovered at a business in the city's downtown area last week.
The counterfeit bills feature three lines of Simplified Chinese characters on both sides that translate to read: "Skills Practice Coupon," "Specimen," and "for skills practice only, circulation prohibited."
According to police, the same form of counterfeit money has been found throughout the United States, and in different currencies in other countries.
Such counterfeit bills are reportedly used to train bank tellers in China on how to handle foreign currency.
The Kingman Police Department is asking individuals and businesses to be vigilant and alert, and report attempts to pass counterfeit money.
Anyone with information about these bills is urged to contact local police or leave an anonymous tip by calling Mohave Silent Witness at (928) 753-1234, or online by going to www.kingmanpolice.com and clicking on “Give A Tip.”
Businesses or individuals that find these bills circulating anywhere in Arizona can contact a local law enforcement agency.
- Information provided by Kingman Police Department