Washington, D.C. - Secret Service agents think a lot of people are committing crimes when they shop and don't even know it.
According to Special Agent Louis Stephens, the number of con artists passing on counterfeit money is on the rise. "The last person holding it takes the loss. So, it really pays to examine your currency before you accept it," says Stephens. He stresses it's a federal crime to possess counterfeit cash.