Secret Service sees spike in phony $50 bills in Central Texas

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The U.S. Secret Service says it has seen a significant increase in the number of counterfeit $50 bills being passed in Central Texas.

(U.S. Secret Service)

Most of the counterfeit $50 bills are being passed in Bell and McLennan counties, authorities said Wednesday.

The number of counterfeit $50 bills passed in Central Texas has almost tripled since September, despite some arrests.

The agency is advising residents and businesses to be cautious when accepting $50 bills.