District Attorney Matt Sullivan is cautioning businesses and citizens of Covington, Jasper, Simpson and Smith Counties to beware that his office and other law enforcement agencies are receiving increasing reports of individuals in our area attempting
to use counterfeit bills as legitimate currency.  Sullivan is urging the public to use caution and common sense when accepting cash.  “Some of the fake money being taken into evidence recently appears extremely authentic,” says Sullivan.  It is a crime to knowingly possess, transfer and/or manufacture United States currency.  To do so may be both a federal and state crime.  Please report any violations to your local police departments or sheriff’s offices.