Home Street Bank in Phinney Ridge has recently discovered four counterfeit $20 bills, all from different business deposits. Branch Manager Dustin Foss says it’s rare to find that many in such a short time span, and he suspects there are more counterfeit bills circulating in the neighborhood.
Here’s what Foss said was wrong with the bills:
- They had an “odd feel”
- Colors were slightly brighter than normal
- Missing the security strip that is visible when held up to a light
- What should be a copper-colored “20” on the front bottom right corner was more of a flat yellow
- Eagle watermark on the left side had poor resolution
He said the first counterfeit bills his branch encountered seemed to have a better production level than the most recent bills, but he said all were fairly obviously fake after a brief inspection.