A different kind of ‘funny money’

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office warns businesses to carefully screen cash received from customers.

Sheriff Janis Mangum says her deputies have seen an increase in reports of fake bills. A social media post by the agency says merchants have been duped by what is actually prop money from film sets. Officials say the movie money is also made of paper and blends in well with actual currency, the only difference being the bills say in smaller print “motion picture use only” on them.

It is not a crime to possess the copycat money in any denomination, but it becomes a crime when you try to buy something with it. It’s unclear where the funny money is coming from but anyone who receives a fake bill as payment should contact authorities.