(HANNIBAL)—Hannibal Police are investigating several reports of altered U.S. currency in the area. Hannibal officers received three calls Monday morning regarding counterfeit money being passed.

Police reports say it appears that smaller denominations are being altered or reprinted with a higher denomination on the face. Phony bills were passed at an area retail clothing store… a convenience store and a bank. Recovered currency has been altered to become 100 dollar bills. If you have any information on this case… contact Hannibal Police at 221-0987 or leave a tip on line at www.hannibalpd.com/crimetips.