On May 17, officers received a report that someone had passed a fake $100 bill while making a purchase in the 2200 block of North Main. This is one of many reports made over the last number of weeks.

“This is one of the types of bills which have been circulated in the area lately,” said Paris Police Lieutenant John Berry. “These bills are clearly marked to indicate they are for motion picture use only, on both the front and back and are not legal.”

The police department is urging citizens to check every bill that is received in order to determine that it is legal tender.