Officials say counterfeit money is circulating in the Cedar Rapids area.
In the past 11 days, Cedar Rapids Police have gotten eight different calls from businesses that have received counterfeit money as payment for goods or services. Police now have half a dozen five dollar bills, three ten dollar bills and one fifty dollar bill — all counterfeit. Cedar Rapids Police are going through video from surveillance cameras in some of the stores to try to track the transactions.
A Cedar Rapids police spokeswoman says this "funny money" doesn’t have the feel of real currency. The fake bills also lack the appropriate water marks.