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Two charged in Biloxi counterfeit bust

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(l-r) David Morrow and Jason Michael Backstrom (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.) (l-r) David Morrow and Jason Michael Backstrom (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Two people are in jail charged with taking part in a counterfeit operation in Biloxi.

Police say Jason Michael Backstrom, 33, of Purvis, tried to get change for a counterfeit bill at a Shell gas station. After Backstrom was arrested, more evidence was discovered that included other counterfeit currencies and counterfeit payroll checks.

This led investigators to David Morrow, 30, of Biloxi. Police say Morrow was also charged with the production of counterfeit instruments.

Officers say there are some signs people can look for to spot counterfeit money.

"Just feeling the bill itself will let you know if it's a fake bill or not. Everybody pretty much knows what US currency feels like," explained Chris DeBack with the Biloxi Police Department. "Then you have the different strips, the metallic strips within the bill. At businesses, you have the pens that they run across to make sure it's the right kind of paper."

Police say during the arrest of Backstrom, officers also recovered narcotics that tested positive as methamphetamine.

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