St. Cloud offering free counterfeit money training

January 20, 2018 by  

The St. Cloud, Minnesota Police Department will be holding training sessions to educate business owners about counterfeit money next week.

According to the city, many businesses are already starting to implement some of the precautionary systems needed to stop and identify counterfeit bills, such as not accepting bills that are larger than $50 or using drop safes when they do take larger bills. Despite these preventative techniques, those who use counterfeit money are hard to catch and make convincing fake bills, which is why the St. Cloud police have decided to train the businesses in the area.

These training sessions, which will teach locals how to identify, handle, and respond to counterfeit money, will be held on Tuesday, January 23 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, and from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Those who wish to attend will not have to register or pay to take part in the training, but seating is limited and only 90 spots will be available for both of the sessions. Seating is given on a first come, first served basis.

For more information regarding the event, or to download flyers with more information, visit the St. Cloud Police Department website. Should anything not be clear on the website, more information can be found by contacting John Justin at (320) 345-4182 or at his email,