Brookings police investigating counterfeit $20 bills

The Brookings Police Department has received several reports of fake $20 bills being passed at local businesses.

Detective Adam Smith says there have been at least four incidents in Brookings and there were a couple earlier this fall in Volga.

Smith says the bills have been reported both by businesses and by banks that received the bogus twenties in deposits.

He says they want to remind individuals and businesses to be vigilant when receiving money and take time to verify it’s real.

Anyone who receives money they believe to be fake is encouraged to contact law enforcement.

Passing counterfeit money is a Class 5 felony in South Dakota and carries the potential of federal charges as well.


November 17, 2022