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    Jonesboro police investigate counterfeit cash

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    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Police in Jonesboro say counterfeit $20 bills are circulating in the area - including one a child tried to use to pay for a school field trip.

    Police say the fake bills have turned up at convenience stores, fast food restaurants and an elementary school where a student tried to use one to pay $4 for a field trip.

    No arrests have been made.

    Craighead County Sheriff's Investigator Justin Rolland told The Jonesboro Sun that the counterfeiters are using a process in which legitimate $1 and $5 bills are illegally converted into $20, $50 and $100 bills.

    Rolland says the process involves removing the ink from the real bill and copying the larger denomination bill onto the paper.

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    Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com

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