The Ridgefield Police Department is currently investigating five separate incidents in which counterfeit $100 bills were passed at local businesses located on Main Street, Governor Street, Bailey Avenue and Catoonah Street.  

All of these incidents took place on Friday Jan. 5, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

In all of the incidents the suspect purchased an item valued at $30 or less and paid using a counterfeit $100 bill.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ridgefield Police Department’s Detective Division at 203-431-2794.  

On Monday, Jan. 8, police released an image of someone they claim is "a person of interest" in their investigation.

These links have information on the design and security features of U.S. Currency

www.uscurrency.gov/seven-denominations

www.secretservice.gov/data/KnowYourMoney.pdf