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Police Detectives are warning the public about counterfeit 100 dollar and 50 dollar bills being passed on the city's west side.

Youngstown Police have arrested Anthony West, Senior.  They say he had $3,600 dollars worth of the phony bills in his possession.

The pens commonly used to flag fake bills like these are not effective on this batch of bills, that's why police warn merchants to take a little extra time to check all 100 and 50 dollar bills closely.

"We just want merchants to be aware of this and take a little more time checking the bills especially if they take any 100s or 50s. These bills don't have the watermark to the right of the portrait or the security strip to the left of the portrait when held up to the light.", said YPD Captain Brad Blackburn.

The Secret Service is working with Youngstown Police Detectives in the ongoing investigation.

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