Funny "movie money" has surfaced again, this time at a Wawa in Fredericksburg.
A man walked into the Wawa in Fredericksburg early Saturday morning, handed the clerk a $100 bill and asked for change. But after the transaction was complete the cashier realized the $100 bill was fake money marked "MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY."
This is the second time that D.C.-area police have reported a "movie money" scam; the first time, a Maryland college student was paid $450 in fake cash for an iPhone.
Movie money looks a lot like real cash. The fonts are the same. The design is largely the same. But if you look closely, warnings appear all over it.
A real $100 bill says "the United States of America" on the upper left. But the movie money says "for motion picture use only" or "for cinematic use only."
In both cases, Benjamin Franklin also has a slight smirk on his face and eyebrows are much higher on his forehead.
The fake money sells for $25 for a stack of $100 bills, according to one company that sells the "cash."
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Police are looking for a suspect in the Wawa case. He's described as a white male, 5 foot to 5 foot 2 inches tall, about 20 to 28 years old. He was accompanied by a white female with red hair.
Anyone with information should contact police at 540-373-3122. To make an anonymous tip, send a text to “847-411” and text “FPDtip” followed by the tip.