Counterfeit money at the Brown County Fair

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More than fifty counterfeit $100 bills have been seized at the fair this year by Deputies from the Brown County Sheriff's Department.

All of them have been found laying on the ground. Luckily, nobody has reported somebody attempting to use the bills for a purchase.

"With the hundred dollar bills that are floating around I know to check for, on the back, there's pink Chinese writing, and on the front there's the holographic 100 in the corner," said Jamie Neel, a vendor employee.

VENDORS AT THE BROWN COUNTY FAIR ARE TAKING AN EXTRA LOOK AT THE CASH THEY'RE HANDED THIS YEAR.

"We haven't received any complaints of any circulating money or any money that's been used on the vendors here," Bryan Coens, Field Deputy with the Brown County Sheriffs Office.

THE BROWN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE HAS SEIZED MORE THAN FIFTY FAKE ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS SINCE THE START OF THE FAIR.

"This has all just been found on the grounds thus far," said Coens.

DEPUTIES WANT EVERYBODY-- NOT JUST VENDORS TO TAKE ACTION IF THEY FIND A COUNTERFEIT BILL.

"We suggest that you contact law enforcement, probably the best way would be to contact Brown County Dispatch," Coens said.

JAMIE NEEL IS A VENDOR AT THE FAIR -- SHE HAS A PLAN FOR WHAT SHE WOULD DO IF THE MONEY WERE TO GET INTO HER HANDS.

"I would keep the bill, let them know that it's counterfeit, and that I can't take it for purchase, but I need to turn it into the authorities," Neel said.

THE SHERIFF DEPUTIES WANT PEOPLE TO CONTACT THEM AS SOON AS THEY GET THE MONEY-- ESPECIALLY THE VENDORS WHO WILL BE LEAVING BROWN COUNTY WITH THE FAIR-- BECAUSE THE MORE TIME PASSES-- THE HARDER IT IS FOR THEM TO HELP.

"If you waited and reported this later on, which you would need to do to get your currency situated, but if you did that it's a little harder for us to track these people down when they're at other agencies," Coens said.

PEOPLE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A PURCHASE WITH COUNTERFEIT MONEY CAN BE CHARGED WITH A FELONY.