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SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are cracking down after seeing more and more counterfeit bills being used around central Arkansas.

Conway and Sherwood Police Departments are both currently investigating cases of counterfeit money.

"Everywhere from grocery stores to gas stations,” said Secret Service Agent Brian Marr.   "If you just take a second to look at it, you can figure it out”

He said learning to spot counterfeit money takes a careful eye.

"A genuine $5 bill will have a portrait of Lincoln, but a $50 bill will have a portrait of Grant,” Marr said.

"I try to run them away basically and keep the money and call the police,” said Matthew Hinkson, who works at EZ Mart in Sherwood.

"Genuine currency, you have dyes that are forced into the paper and you can see indentions," Marr said.

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