Seaside Police Department have received three reports of counterfeit fifty dollar bills being passed sometime over the weekend at a local downtown businesses. The bill was Series 1996 and each bill had the same serial number which was AF05943870B. There are no suspects or suspect vehicles at this time. The bills were discovered in bank de-posits and are being forwarded to the U.S. Secret Service.

These bills were of poor quality with poor color, a different feel to the paper and none had any security strip or watermark. The Seaside Po-lice Department cautions all local businesses to take the necessary precautions before accepting any larger denomination bills and report any suspicious activity. As a reminder, the Secret Service no longer en-courages the use of the anti-counterfeit pen as they are not effective with today's method of counterfeiting. For more information on how to recognize counterfeit currency, please to: