Police say they intercepted a batch of bad new bills

Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía
y Segruidad Pública photo
From a distance the bills look pretty good.

The lottery tickets were legitimate but the bills given in change were a little funny.

So Fuerza Pública officers detained a lottery vendor near Hospital Calderón Guardia. They said they confiscated 155,000 colons in fake bills. That’s about $300.

The bad bills ranged from five thousand to 20,000 colons.

Costa Rica just issued new bills that contain high-level security features that protect against counterfeiting. However, crooks can make a passable bill with just a simple copy machine.

Police acted on the complaint of individuals who had purchased lottery tickets and got suspicious bills in change.

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