When it comes to counterfeit currency, seeing, and feeling, is believing.
Claremore Police Department's Deputy Chief Steve Cox said when it comes to counterfeit bills, "You'll almost always be able to see and feel a difference. Most counterfeiting is not especially well done."
In the past few weeks at least two instances of someone passing counterfeit currency has been reported to CPD.
"On November 11, we had a counterfeit $20 used to purchase jet fuel at the Claremore Airport," he said. "And on November 15 a counterfeit $5 bill was used at a Claremore convenience store."
He urges businesses to be aware of their policy and procedure in handling cash they suspect could be counterfeit.
"And if you ever get a bill you suspect is counterfeit you can always take it to a bank—they're the experts," he said. "A good rule of thumb is that if it doesn't look right, and it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't."