Hazard, Ky. (WYMT)-- Counterfeit currency is making its way through parts of the mountains.
"Somebody trying to get something for nothing," said Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen.
The bills began popping up at the Black Gold Festival, and have since accelerated to a case nearly every day, Allen said.
Drew's Mini Mart has received one of the fake bills.
"I went to the bank, just like regular," said co-owner Peggy Miller. "And the clerk there says, 'Peggy, you got a fake bill.'"
She has increased her measures to prevent taking counterfeit bills in the future, including counterfeit detection pens and a detection device.
But she is also working on the human element.
"I've told all my workers, 'Make sure and double check yourself because they're getting where they really look real, and they're marking good,'" she said.