Oregon Thief Steals $1 Million in ‘Movie Money’ – Watch Out!

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Newport OU Police say they stole $1 million in fake movie money (NPD)

Newport OU Police say they stole $1 million in fake movie money (NPD)

Either this suspect is really stupid or they’re betting some employees and companies won’t take a close look.

Newport, OR Police warn of movie money

Movie money is also different, doesn’t have that “textured” feel that real money has. It literally looks like paper, just like Monopoly bills, police say.

Almost five years ago, in October 2018, we reported that fake movie tickets were circulating in the Tri-Cities area. The suspect allegedly used a $20 bill at Walmart, the “money” is clearly marked “replica” on the front, and also says “for motion picture use only” on it. As far as we know, no other movie money has been spent here.

Good, Newport Police Let’s say a few days ago a car parked in the north end of town was broken into and about $1 million of those counterfeit bills were stolen!

According to Newport Police:

“The prop/movie money was in denominations of $10, $20, and $100. Although the “money” was clearly marked “For Motion Picture Use Only” and “Copy”, the money of the /movie prop is very similar to real US currency and a similar prop. /movie money has created problems for local businesses in the past…”

Either the culprit thinks someone won’t notice, or he’s the dumbest crook on the coast. Warnings have been issued to virtually every community along the Oregon coast, and even inland. This sort of thing, police say, can spread very quickly.

Movie money is also different, doesn’t have that “textured” feel that real money has. It literally looks like paper, just like Monopoly bills, police say. They didn’t explain why there was so much movie money in the car, or why he was there.

If you happen to come across money for a movie, call this number, it’s for the Newport Police Department.

541-574-3348

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