Wichita police see an increase of counterfeit bills

WICHITA, Kansas — The Wichita Police Department has seen an increase in the number of counterfeit $20 bills being passed at local fast food restaurants, smoke shops, and convenience stores.

The three primary security features of the $20 bill include:

• Color-shifting ink, (20) lower right hand corner from copper to green.
• Watermark- A slightly off-center borderless portrait that matches the center portrait. (Visible on both sides of bill).
• Security Thread- with small words denoting the denomination of the bill.

More information on counterfeit bills is available at the following online websites
http://www.secretservice.gov/know_your_money.shtml
http://www.newmoney.gov/currency/20.htm

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