Fake currency found on movie sets being circulated in El Paso, police say

Image showing what the fake currency could look like. Courtesy: El Paso Police

Fake money used on movie sets is being passed around the El Paso area, according to police.

The counterfeit money contains various serial numbers and banknote identifiers, but it also states “For Motion Picture Use Only” throughout the bill.

"The style of the money has been around for a few years, but we haven't seen a whole lot of it here in El Paso," said Darrel Petry, with El Paso police. "As of lately, we've had several cases where this type of money has turned up."

Petry said the cases included people using the app OfferUp. The app allows users to buy and sell goods from others in the community.

If you find the counterfeit money, you are asked to call El Paso police immediately at 915-832-4400. Police also ask people who encounter those using the counterfeit money to get a good description of the person and their vehicle.

"We would like for people to be the best possible witness they can be," Petry said. "All of those details will help the police in solving your case."

The fake currency could be in $100, $50 or $20 denominations.

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