KERRVILLE -- Police in Kerrville say they've seen an increase in cases dealing with counterfeit money.
In the last 12 months, the Kerrville Police Department has seen 10 cases of funny money in the Hill Country town. Five of those occurred in the last three months.
Police said they can't tell at this point if all cases are related.
However, in the last week of July, Kerrville police made an arrest that could officer more clues as to where the funny money is coming from.
According to a press release from the Kerrville Police Department, two suspects were arrested on the 500 block of Town Creek.
During the arrest police confiscated approximately 125 grams of methamphetamine valued at $12,500; about 60 grams of morphine; 4,145 milligrams of Oxycodone; a .22 caliber handgun; a .410 caliber sawed off shotgun; and several thousand dollars of counterfeit cash.
Officer Paul Gonzales said some counterfeit money has made it into the community.
"We've had several reported cases of counterfeit bills being passed at local businesses within the community and those incidences are also being investigated," he said.
Gonzales admits even with the added aid of the Kerr County Sheriff's department and the Secret Service, the police department relies heavily on small town word of mouth.
"At times it is [difficult] and this is where we rely on the public's assistance," he said. "We rely on and work with the community and providing information."
No other arrests have been made that could pin point the source of the counterfeit money in Kerrville, police said.