The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says deputies are investigating fake $100 bills found in the middle of the roadway on KY 3438 in the Long Branch area. The bills were turned in to the Sheriff’s Office last week. Investigators say these type of bills are printed in China and are used as a training tool to teach Chinese tellers to count American money. The bills, which come in all dominations, contain Chinese writing in either pink or purple and translates to “not to be used as real currency”. Sheriff Mike Smith cautions everyone to take a really hard look when accepting large bills. He says these bills are being purchased on the internet and are becoming increasingly common in the US.