ABERDEEN, S.D. — Fake $100 bills have been found at the Brown County Fair.

Chief Deputy Dave Lunzman with the Brown County Sheriff's Office said that as of about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, none of the bills had been used. But he said he had fielded three reports of phony bills found on the fairgrounds.

Each of the bills had the same serial number and Chinese characters stamped on the back, Lunzman said. So far, he said, people have been finding them on the ground.

Lunzman said the bills are identical to ones found in Aberdeen earlier this summer.

Visitors to the Brown County Fair are asked to look closely at any currency that might be found on the ground.

Anyone who finds a counterfeit bill should turn it in to a Brown County Fair Board member (they wear blue Brown County Fair shirts), the fair office northwest of the Clubhouse beer garden, or the law enforcement command center next to the Larry Gerlach Grandstand. Law enforcement can also be notified through the Brown County Communications Center at 605-626-7911.