Counterfeit bills continue to be reported in Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.

Counterfeit bills continue to be reported in Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.

“It is definitely a trend that we’re seeing lately,” said Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

The deputy chief does not believe all of the counterfeit bills that have been reported in the city in the last few weeks are connected. But he said it is possible some of the cases are related.

Additional cases have been reported since last week.

On June 20, it was reported that someone tried to pass an altered $1 bill as a $100 bill at the Sonic Drive-In located at 3211 S. Fourth St.

“It didn’t work,” Nicodemus said.

He said police have information about the suspect.

On June 22, it was reported that someone attempted to make a purchase at the 7-Eleven store at 701 Metropolitan Ave. with a fake $5 bill.

The clerk noticed that the bill was not real and contacted the police. The suspect remained on the scene and was identified by authorities.

“He wound up paying for his stuff with real money,” Nicodemus said.

The deputy chief said the case will be forwarded to prosecutors for possible charges.

On Sunday, a woman reportedly tried to purchase a double cheeseburger at the Sonic Drive-In at 3211 S. Fourth St. with a fake $100 that was intended to be used in movies.

Nicodemus said the fake bill was marked with a “motion picture use only” disclaimer.

An employee of the restaurant initially was going to get change but realized the bill was not real currency. The employee was returning to tell the customer, but the suspect left the scene, Nicodemus said.

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