LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Chris Meyer described the fake bills she found at her store Scrub-A-Duds Laundromat in Lafayette.
"It feels different," Meyer said. "You can tell by, the feel it is off. You can see a little bit of lines. The color is off. There is more green and purple."
When it was brought to Meyer's attention the $1 bills were fake she could tell right away. However, she did not see it when the bills came into the business.
Meyer found ten fake dollar bills at the business. She was originally fooled by a trick the bills played.
They were accepted by the store's change machine.
"Somehow the way they are doing it is good enough that the changers can't catch it," Meyer said. "The pins can't catch it. It's a visual inspection that will catch it if you know what you're looking for."
Along with the feel and the color Meyer noticed printer marks on the edge of the bills. She said she first came across them on Sunday.
After that she had extra security measures put on the change machines. But more fake dollars popped up on Wednesday.
"We did the calibration [on the change machines] we thought we had it under control," Meyer said. "We found seven more $1 bills Wednesday. We took the changer to Indianapolis. They reset the security settings. They are much higher, so it's going to be harder to put the dollar bills through."
Lafayette Police said they took a report from Meyer. They say it is possible more of these bills may be at other businesses.
They do not have a suspect.
Meyer hopes police can resolve this for the livelihood of her business.
"I hope they figure out who does this because I don't want to lose a lot of money over this," Meyer said. "One [dollar bills] add up quickly. When you're a small business owner any loss is a big loss."
Meyer said she hopes to get extra security in her store as well. It's all an effort to keep business clean.
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