Fake movie money turning up in Kansas City area

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, November 05 2016 Nov 5, 2016 Saturday, November 05, 2016 10:54:13 AM CDT November 05, 2016 in News
By: Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Authorities in two Kansas City area suburbs said they've received reports of fake movie money being circulated.

Police in Independence, Missouri, and Olathe, Kansas, said they've gotten several reports of the fake movie money being passed as real bills. They're urging people and businesses to take a close look at the money when accepting cash for purchases.

The Kansas City Star reports officials say the fake money closely resembles actual money and began turning up in the spring.

Olathe police Detective Brian Peters said two of the three people who used the bills there have been identified and charged. He said while the prop money looks real, it feels heavier than real currency and is also missing the security thread.

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