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Anacortes Police Officers contacted a "person of interest" in reference to the fraudulent $10 bills being passed around Anacortes for the past several days. 

In a statement released Monday morning, the police department said, "Investigation continues in this case and local retailers and bank managers should continue to call 911 immediately upon discovery of fraudulent $10 bills."

Earlier the APD said, examination of the bills that police have reveals that they are likely created on a photocopier or high end printer. The bills the police have are not identical; they have different serial numbers.

Five of the bills are in police custody, one was returned to a person at the counter of a store after a currency pen revealed that the bill was a phony. That person may or may not have known that the bill that they were trying to pass was a fake, they left the store and have not been further identified.

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