Man arrested for 'movie money' in Paragould

Man arrested for 'movie money' in Paragould

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A man accused of trying to buy cigarettes with funny money is in jail.

Justin Fisher, 27, of Paragould, was arrested during an investigation on May 30, according to court documents.

Fisher reportedly went to the Flash Market on 1005 E. Kingshighway in Paragould and attempted to buy a package of cigarettes with a $100 bill.

However, the bill stated it was for "motion picture use only."

When the clerk started to ask questions about the bill, Fisher left the store without taking the bill, according to the affidavit.

Officers found Fisher a short time later at his home in the 800-block of North 10th Ave.

He denied being in the business and using the phony bill.

Officers' body camera footage captured what Fisher was wearing when they talked to him: red, white, and blue shorts and a black tank top.

Police compared the footage to video from the convenience store.

The video, according to the affidavit, "clearly" shows Fisher wearing the same clothing inside the Flash Market when the incident happened.

He was arrested for felony forgery and is in the Greene County Jail, according to online records.

There are recent reports of the "movie money" making the rounds in Greene County.

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