Counterfeit money used on Ocean City boardwalk

    (Image: Creative Commons)

    (Image: Creative Commons)

    Authorities are investigating the recent use counterfeit money used on a Cape May County boardwalk.

    According to a release from the Ocean City Police Department, the bogus bills were passed to boardwalk merchants on three occasions between June 22 and July 14.

    The first incident involved a $10 bill in the 900 block of the boardwalk, but most involved $20 bills, the release said.

    Local banks discovered most of the incidents after the businesses made their daily deposits, including four counterfeit $20 bills from overnight deposits discovered on July 14.

    Police request that merchants contact police immediately if they suspect counterfeit money.

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