The Dalton Police Department wants everyone to be cautious when accepting $50 bills.

Tuesday, the police department was advised by the US Secret Service that several "convincing" counterfeit bills were passed at the Dollar General on Riverburch Parkway during the month of June. The US Secret Service said there could be additional fake bills in circulation.

The Secret Service said there are several things to look for to help determine if a bill is fake:


The number “50” in the bottom right should be printed in color-shifting ink that changes from copper to green. These fake bills do not change color but do have somewhat of a gold tint to them. In the Treasury seal, printed on the right-hand side of the bill, the word “Treasury” is misspelled and instead says what looks like “TREAFHRE.” Another thing to note is that the bill marking pen does not work on these bills as they have some type of coating on them but not so much that it is noticeable.


The coloring on the back of the bill is just slightly different than a legitimate $50. When holding it up to the light you can see that the straight lines of the printed image on the back aren’t quite in line with those on the front. The printed type stating “US CAPITOL” underneath that image isn’t as crisp or clean as a legitimate $50. The standard security features to include an embedded security thread and a watermark are both visible.

If you have any information about these fake bills or believe you may have seen some, please contact Detective Matthew Lowery at 706-278-9085, extension 9133