Concord Merchants Wary After Spate of Fake $100 Bills

Shoppers paying with $100 bills in downtown Concord should be prepared for some extra scrutiny after a spate of transactions involving counterfeit money.

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Holiday shoppers paying with $100 bills in downtown Concord should be prepared for some extra scrutiny after a spate of transactions involving counterfeit money.

The Concord Monitor reports that at least two store owners have stopped accepting $100 bills, while others will be taking a closer look or only accepting newer versions that have more security features.

Authorities say at least three local businesses took in false $100 bills earlier this month and didn't find out until they tried to deposit them at the bank. Cashiers at The Works Cafe and Gibson's Bookstore have stopped accepting the bills.

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