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Sobering reminder to watch our money

By Staff
Staff Editorial
A 13-year-old Russellville Middle School student was arrested Monday after trying to pass a counterfeit $10 bill at the school.
What a sign of the times we are living in.
It is a clear sign of the moral fabric in our society, but it is also a clear picture of how tough times are.
Local police are urging all businesses and residents to pay close attention to the cash they use.
Unfortunately the teen's arrest is only one of several recent uses of counterfeit money in the area.
"We are seeing more counterfeit bills than usual in the area, and people need to be aware of them," Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said.
The United States Secret Service shows the important features on a legal note on their website.
The secret service asks consumers to look for the following: treasury seal, letter and face plate number, back plate numbers, color shifting ink, watermark, federal reserve seal, serial number, portrait, and fine-line printing.
More information on how to spot counterfeit money, visit their website at www.ustreas.gov/usss/money_features.