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The Sterling Police Department is investigating counterfeit $50 bills that are being circulated in the area. A local bank made the report to police on Tuesday after five counterfeit $50 bills had been deposited from local gas stations over the past two weeks.

Police report that the bills were created by altering a $5 bill. The $50 bills that have been recovered have a hand written "4" inside of a circle in green ink and all serial numbers are the same.

The Sterling Police Department encourages anyone with information about possible criminal activity to contact their local police department, the Whiteside County Crimestoppers at 625-7867 or to send information to the Sterling Police at tipline@sterling-il.gov.