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What should we do with counterfeit currency?

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There seems to be confusion on the procedures best recommended when dealing with counterfeit currency. Should the Bank ever give the bill back to the merchant?
Answer: 

Your answer lies in 31 CFR 100.19.

"All counterfeit notes and coin found in remittances are cancelled and delivered to the U.S. Secret Service of the Department of the Treasury or to the nearest local office of that Service, a receipt for the same being forwarded to the sender. Communications with respect thereto should be addressed to the Director, U.S. Secret Service, Department of the Treasury, Washington,DC 20223."

First published on BankersOnline.com 9/6/04

First published on 09/06/2004

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