The Monmouth and Woodhull police departments are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who is wanted for passing counterfeit currency in their towns.
Monmouth police say they have received numerous calls about the man allegedly passing fake $100 bills.
At 8:32 p.m. Friday, the man allegedly passed a fake $100 bill at the Dollar General in Woodhull, Woodhull police said.
Police said the man is described as being black, about 50 years old and is said to walk with a limp.
According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the bills are actual currency altered to appear to be a larger denomination. Since they are actual bills they will pass the pen test commonly used to detect counterfeit currency.
Closer inspection will reveal irregularities in serial numbers and picture. Holding a bill up to a light source may also detect the fake currency, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Henry County Crime Stoppers at 800-227-2324, Crime Stoppers of the Quad-Cities at 309-762-9500, or Warren County Crime Stoppers at 309-734-9363. The Monmouth Police Department can be contacted at 309-734-8383, while the Woodhull Police Department can be contacted at 309-334-2425.