Movie prop money keeps being discovered in circulation, with notes now passed in Alaska

Similar fake notes had been found in use in Missouri last November
By , Special to Coin World
Published : 02/12/17
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In November we learned that a few businesses in Independence, Mo., reported receiving counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve notes that were suspect because of the feel of the paper and confirmed with the use of detector pens. Only after that did shopkeepers realize that the bogus notes had FOR CINEMATIC USE ONLY and FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY printed all over them.

Anchorage’s Alaska Dispatch News reports that the scam has now spread to Juneau, where the police department is actively cautioning citizens to be on the alert for $50 and $100 denominations with the FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY warning printed on both sides. The department stated that over the past month it received nine reports of use or attempted use. 

The police said that, with the exception of the disclaimer, the notes may appear real without close inspection. The face of the note illustrated in the paper does look quite close to a real one, but the back is more of a work of fiction in which the dome of what is supposed to be the Capitol Building disappears into the clouds.

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