Three adults and two juveniles are facing charges after allegedly passing counterfeit $100 bills at multiple locations in Dickson Tuesday. Dickson Police have charged 26-year-old Octavius Demone Lewis and 24-year-old Bryan L. Thompson, both of Nashville, with criminal simulation. Charges are pending against Donesha Bell of Nashville and petitions have been filed in Dickson County Juvenile Court against two juveniles whose names were not released. Det. Kelly Owen reports police received multiple calls Tuesday about suspected counterfeit bills being passed at area businesses. The five suspects were located shortly before 8:30 Tuesday night in a car in the parking lot of Kmart on Henslee Drive. A report says a total of 13 allegedly counterfeit $100 bills were recovered during the investigation. The report says the bills were actually $5 bills that had been altered in a process known as “washing” or “bleaching,” then reprinted with markings from $100 bills, according to the U.S. Secret Service. Fake bills allegedly were used to make small purchases at Chappell’s Hometown Foods in Pomona, Lowe’s Home Improvement on Highway 46, rue21, Burke’s Outlet and Claire’s in Hallcrest Plaza, Kroger, Food Lion and Kmart on Henslee Drive. Lewis and Thompson were being held in the Dickson County Jail on $10,000 bond each with an appearance in Dickson Municipal Court set for Dec. 5. Charges are pending against Bell. Special Agent Todd Hudson of the U.S. Secret Service, which assists in counterfeiting investigations, said the number of reports increases as the holiday shopping season picks up. Hudson said improvements in printing technology have made it easier for counterfeiters to use chemicals to bleach out the markings on actual bills, then reprint them with a higher denomination’s markings, usually $50 or $100 bills. Hudson said new security features introduced over the last few years by the U.S. Treasury make it easier for retailers to detect fake bills by holding them up to a light source to check the watermark to see that it matches the portrait on the currency. Abraham Lincoln is featured in the watermark of the $5 bill, which cannot be bleached out, while Benjamin Franklin’s portrait was displayed in the fake bills. The new security features were introduced on $100 bills last month and the first reported counterfeit of one of the new bills was in Nashville. Hudson said anyone suspecting a bill to be counterfeit should not try to confront the suspect or make him aware you suspect a fake bill, but then get as much information such as a description of the suspect and any vehicle and call police immediately.