Bogus bills found at 2 Franklin businesses

Police are investigating after counterfeit money was used at two Franklin businesses.

On Tuesday, employees of the Franklin license branch and Johnson County REMC reported to police that they had received counterfeit bills.

The license branch, at 1053 W. Jefferson St., was able to trace who the bill came from. When police contacted the customer, he said he had gotten the $20 bill when he cashed a check at a local store, according to the police report.

Employees at Johnson County REMC, 750 International Drive, called police after their bank said a counterfeit $100 bill was included in a deposit. Employees wanted police to show them how to recognize counterfeit money, the report said.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.