Criminals aren't always the sharpest tool in the shed.

Exhibit A: Counterfeit bills have popped up in Lake Arthur with a misspelling on them. I'm pretty sure "The United Sates of America" doesn't quite exist.

Lake Arthur Police say that bogus 10, 20, 50 and 100 bills are getting passed around the Acadiana area.

The money feels and smells real, according to police.

LAPD is urging local businesses to be aware of this and double-check cash involved in transactions.

And in this case, it shouldn't be too difficult to spot the fake ones with the glaring misspelling!