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Counterfeit bills turn up in Klamath Falls, elsewhere in Pacific Northwest

"The bills appear normal, with poor paper quality. They have unique Chinese Characters printed on the front and back of the bills and are using bright pink or red ink," Oregon State Police said in a statement. "Investigators are not sure how these bills have entered the Klamath Falls community, but have learned these same bills have been found throughout the Pacific Northwest and have been successfully used at area businesses to purchase goods." (Oregon State Police)

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Counterfeit $20 and $100s imprinted with unique bright pink or red characters have been used in Klamath Falls, Oregon State Police said.

"The bills appear normal, with poor paper quality. They have unique Chinese Characters printed on the front and back of the bills and are using bright pink or red ink," Oregon State Police said in a statement. "Investigators are not sure how these bills have entered the Klamath Falls community, but have learned these same bills have been found throughout the Pacific Northwest and have been successfully used at area businesses to purchase goods."

If you have one of these bills in your possession, contact local law enforcement, state police said.

State police are investigating the Klamath Falls case in cooperation with Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Sheriff's Office and the United States Secret Service.

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