JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Jonesboro police say some funny money ought to be in pictures. That’s because it’s only made for the movies.
At first glance, the $100 bills look realistic, even to veteran police officers.
"If it's just passed along and the person doesn't check it, it can be passed very easily as a real bill," Det. Jason Simpkins said.
But, take a closer look and instead of "The United States of America," you'll see the words "For Motion Picture Use Only." The fake movie money also omits "In God We Trust" from the bill.
Sgt. Doug Formon, public information officer with the Jonesboro Police Department, said the fake cash has been used at several businesses throughout Jonesboro, including restaurants, gas stations and barber shops.
Simpkins said the counterfeit bills started popping up July 1. Since then, JPD has recovered $1,000.
Now police are hoping to catch the crooks cashing in on the counterfeit cash.
Simpkins asks local merchants and residents to carefully examine any bills, especially 100s. He said these criminals are taking advantage of employees' oversight.