The Auburn Police Department said Friday that they are investigating the passing of two counterfeit $20 bills in the city.
According to police, the counterfeit $20 bills have the same serial number — ID77982312C. A counterfeit $20 bill with the same serial number was passed in the city of Cortland in December, authorities said.
Auburn police said there are no known suspects, but the investigation is ongoing.
Authorities ask the public, including banks and businesses, to be on the lookout for the counterfeit $20 bills or other counterfeit currency.
The making, possessing or passing of counterfeit money is a class C felony in New York, with a punishment of up to 15 years in prison. Under federal law, the maximum sentence is up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Bryant Bergenstock at 258-9880 or the Auburn Police Department at 253-3231. Callers may remain anonymous.