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Police caution that fake money being passed along local businesses

Word of caution that bogus money is in circulation
Aug 14, 2019 – 11:47 AM EDT

A quick look at this $100 dollar bill and you think nothing of it being fake. But someone is out there handing out movie money and local businesses are accepting it without checking it.

Some local businesses mark currency with a currency marker that makes a black mark if the money is not legal tender.

New Braunfels Police Department said that the movie money looks real but there are several key features to look for.

The fake money will have "For Motion Picture Purposes" and or "In Props We Trust". Some bills are marked with "Replica" in fine print. The bills will either be larger or smaller than normal currency. Also, authorities say check the feel of the bill, if it doesn't feel right then it probably is counterfeit.

If you do have a customer that is paying with fake currency it is advised not to accept the money and to call the police. Police also said that the person paying with the fake cash may also be a victim to the money without even realizing it. So when you get your change back, double check for the markings to make sure that it is real.

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