So far authorities have been informed of 12 since this past weekend, the majority of which were passed at local convenience stores.
The serial number on each one of these bills is exactly the same, GA40685327A.
History shows these individuals like to blanket an area as fast as they can and then move rapidly to another venue.
The counterfeit bills have been reported to the United States Secret Service and the Mount Vernon Police Department. Be aware of the bills being used and if you receive one of these, contact the Mount Vernon Police Department at 618-242-2727.