Hundreds of dollars in counterfeit money discovered at Big Al's

By WEEK Producer

February 26, 2014 Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Secret Service has taken possession of hundreds of dollars of counterfeit $20 bills that were discovered at Big Al's, 400 SW Jefferson Ave.

Authorities responded to the scene at approximately 1 a.m. Monday after a customer realized money he had exchanged with another person were counterfeit.

Additional fake $20 bills were found in the register, with another customer, in a deposit bag and with one of the strip club's dancers.

A witness told police that they believed the suspects purchased the counterfeit from a group of Hispanic men in the North Valley.

Authorities say there are five ways to spot phoney money. From the portrait to the border, and the even lining of the serial numbers. Click on the following link to learn how to spot the tell signs ( http://www.secretservice.gov/money_detect.shtml )

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