Thursday, June 20 2013 5:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 09:01:31 GMT
A Warrick County man is dead following a canoe accident in Harrison County. It's the second death in the Blue River this week. Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of BoonvilleMore >>
Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his wife Wednesday when they struck a log and flipped over.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools...More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools and...More >>
The Boston Bruins came from behind to tie the Chicago Blackhawks for the third time and sent Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals into overtime with the teams even 5-5 on Wednesday night.More >>
After struggling for more than 120 minutes to score even once, the Blackhawks beat Boston goalie Tuukka Rask a half-dozen times in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals to send the series back to Chicago tied two games apiece.More >>
OAKLAND CITY, IN (WFIE) -
Fake $20 have been circulating through a couple Tri-State counties, and now, the Secret Service is involved in the investigation. Even you could have counterfeit bills in your wallet.
These bills have been popping up all over some counties, like in a strip club, grocery store and even at a school.
There are some obvious signs to look for and some more that appear when the bill is held up to a light.
"When we look at the portrait of the president, the president is more life-like and stands out distinctly from the background," Oakland City Police Chief, Alec Hensley said.
An obvious difference to someone paying attention, but several $20's have made it through the hands of a landlord, a grocery store, movie rental, and even school.
"There was supposedly a student that was asking for some change, and some of that change came out to be counterfeit as well," Hensley said.
Nearly a dozen cases reported in less than a week in Oakland City.
"There were several of them that came in, in a short period of time," Hensley told 14 News.
Two fake $20's came from the Hometown IGA. If they were real, the brown marking would have disappeared, or faded to a light yellow.
"I had an employee tell me he had two $20 bills that didn't look real, and I said let's check them and when you look at them they do look a little different. When we marked them with a pen, they were counterfeit," said Homer McIntosh, the Oakland City Hometown IGA manager.
By that time, there was no tracing where the money came from.
"We still get quite a bit in cash, and I tell the employees this time of the year especially there are a lot of scams going around. So, be very aware of the money you are handling and if it looks different, let's make sure we check it," McIntosh said.
Besides using a marker, McIntosh says there were other signs.
"A lot of times counterfeit money will have a different texture, it feels different. These two $20's had some yellowing affect to them, and the paper just felt completely different," McIntosh said.
If you take a closer look, there should also be a strip saying 'Twenty' across the left side of the bill. The number 20 should be iridescent and turn from green to gold. There is also a shadow of President Jackson on the lower right side of the bill and the bill is printed on paper that is interwoven with red and blue fibers.
"We all should be cautious with the bills that we receive, business or personal through change whatever it might be. There is nothing wrong with saying, 'hey, I want to look at it first. I want to check it out first,'" Hensley said.
Hensley says unfortunately for those businesses, there really is no way to recover their money.
Most didn't notice they had counterfeit money until they closed at the end of the night.
Business owners are now taking extra precautions to hopefully prevent anymore counterfeit money exchanges.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:10:09 GMT
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon. WWL-TV in New Orleans says that the Grand Isle Fire Department is reporting a powerMore >>
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:18:30 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >>
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:55:05 GMT
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.Authorities say it all started when a woman who lived on Tanglewood RoadMore >>
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:39:25 GMT
We've got good news about the Ohio County toddler who authorities say swallowed a powerful ingredient used to make meth. This is a story 14 News has been keeping an eye on. That little girl, Frankee,More >>
The Facebook page, Frankee's Voice, continues to post updates on Frankee's condition. And on Monday, they gave an update that many are glad to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:08:26 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,More >>
Louisville Metro Police say the victims are a juvenile girl, an adult woman and an adult man.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-06-20 01:17:08 GMT
Major demolition inside the old McCurdy Hotel in Downtown Evansville should begin in just a few months. The Kunkel Group plans to convert the almost 100-year-old building into high-end apartments. It'sMore >>
It's run down right now with some windows boarded up, but a little over a year from now, the old McCurdy Hotel along Riverside Drive should be restored to its former glory.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:53 GMT
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois. Citizens from both sides ofMore >>
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois.More >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.More >>
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