Two Mt. Vernon High School students busted for trying to pass phony money

Two Mount Vernon High School students are accused of trying to pass fake $20 bills at school.

Police say two students were arrested for using bogus bills. And police say some kids were trying to use the counterfeit bills to buy lunch.

According to police, a store on South Fourth Avenue also received a fake $20 bill, but the clerk became suspicious when the money felt different.

To ensure that you don't get ripped off, police say all fakes that they have found have the same serial number. Also there are special money markers that you can use to write on a bill. If it's fake the writing will turn black. In addition, if you hold the bill up to the light there should be a line going through the money.

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