Counterfeit $20 bills show up in Wasilla, police say


Fake $20 bills are showing up in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough; Wasilla Police Department reported an uptick in reports about the bills being used at businesses in town. They are all identical, with the same serial numbers and defects. One telltale note is that the bottom corner on the back is white, police reported.

The above photo is of one of the counterfeits that has been passed at a business.

“If you recieve a fake bill please try to identify the person giving you the fakes. Don’t give them any change (or merchandise) for the funny money. If someone gives you a counterfeit bill, please contact law enforcement. Always use counterfeit detector pens. Train staff (and yourself!) to recognize counterfeit currency. The best indication is often feel. If it feels “off” it’s probably fake,” Wasilla police said.

People can find more training tips on spotting counterfeit currency at


  1. All of the paper money is fake money! The Constitution clearly states that only gold or silver will be legal tender.

  2. Thanks in large part to our Alaska congressional delegation (they are NOT our “leaders”, no matter what they tell us) who never saw a spending bill they didn’t like, all of our money is fake. Fiat currency and debt will be the ruination of our nation, and they know it.

  3. Lol the other commenters are demented! Everything has to be Biden’s fault. You guys can’t go a day without thinking about him.

    You told us to ‘support our president’ 4 years ago, it turns out you only believe that if you voted for him. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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