New York State Police are warning merchants in The Southern Tier and Central New York that fake $100 bills have been circulating.
Investigators say the bogus Benjamins have been passed in Delaware and Otsego Counties.
Authorities say typically, a customer makes a small purchase using the counterfeit money in order to get close to $100 back in real change
State Police say if a suspicious person is
Standing outside a Byrne Dairy store in Camillus, New York Senator Charles Schumer called on the Secret Service to step up its efforts to combat the uptick of counterfeit money circulating in the Syracuse-area -- particularly fake $100 bills.