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Counterfeit Money on the Rise

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Hattiesburg Police say the use of counterfeit money is on the rise.

They said they expect to see it rise even more as the holiday season approaches.

They've made several arrests this year, charging suspects with forgery possession of counterfeit notes with intent to publish.

One of the most recent arrests happened just this week.

"You never know when you're going to be handed counterfeit, or if you are the person out there making it we are actively searching for you," Lt. Jon Traxler said.

He said if you are ever leery about cash the money can always be verified at a bank or through the police department.

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