A Madison Police officer was dispatched to Kennedy Elementary School on the city's Far East side Thursday afternoon after an 8-year-old student brought a fake $50 bill to show his class.
The boy told police he got the phony money at a toy store.
While having counterfeit currency pop up at a school is unusual, the problems with people trying to pass, or passing, bogus bills in Madison is not unusual, according to police.
Police said they have been responding to calls of phony $20 bills, but they said they are also starting to get reports of fake $50 bills as well.
Police staff at a PDQ store on the 4200 block of Milwaukee Street has seen two separate cases of customers with bad $50 bills this week.
The serial numbers on these $50 bills were IB11037174B. Most of the $20 fakes have had the serial number IA25114453. In one case, a phony $20 had the serial number ID84485510A.