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Fake $100 bills used for movies found on highway

Posted: 12:19 PM, Sep 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-04 16:19:49Z

Inmates from a county jail were called to clean up wads of fake $100 bills along a Mississippi highway after reports of movie equipment being left along side the roadway, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. 

The bills are nearly identical to actual $100 bills, with the exception of writing on the bill stating "For Motion Picture Use Only."

Along with the fake currency, there was a movie reel found alongside Highway 9 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. 

Similar bills have been used to illegally make purchases. In August, a cashier at a Wal-Mart in Atlanta accepted 10 fake $100 bills marked for movie use only for the purchase of a lawnmower, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. The couple then returned the lawnmower later that day, and the duo was refunded with real money. 

Fake movie money is relatively easy to find. Sites such as Etsy  sell the realistic looking money.