Cottonwood police are alerting local merchants that counterfeit bills are making their way into their cash registers.
During the past three weeks, business owners have contacted officers reporting a prevalence of fake bills in circulation.
The bills have been in all denominations, from $1 to $50.
People with any information about who may be passing the counterfeit money are asked to call the Cottonwood Police Department or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
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