By CLYDE FORD
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg City Police Officer Mistie White would like to nab those involved in passing counterfeit $100 bills around Martinsburg, but she can't help but be impressed by the high quality of the phony money.
"The bills are outstanding," she said.
Martinsburg City Police are trying to determine who is passing the counterfeit bills.
Earlier this week, nine phony bills were passed at Wal-Mart and one at Sears, White said.
On Friday, after news of the counterfeit money broke, the police department received numerous calls from Martinsburg business owners, worried about whether they had received any of the counterfeit cash.
"It's just put hysteria into the community," White said.
Hagerstown City Police Sgt. Ken Wasilius said he has not heard of any of the counterfeit $100 bills being passed in Hagerstown.