Laurel County Business Owner Receives Shipment Of Fake Money

Posted at 10:01 AM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 10:01:03-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The owner of a local business contacted the sheriff’s department after receiving a large shipment of fake money.

It happened July 16 at Pallets R Us on North Main Street.

Officials say the owner, James Jones, reported that one of the shipments he received had a large amount of fake $100 bills that are used as movie prop money.

The fake money was turned over to the sheriff’s office in hopes of detouring it being put into circulation in this area. The amount appeared to exceed more than $1 million in fake movie prop money. 

Officials say there are several differences between real money and fake money, including dash marks on the front and back near the $100 denomination, the wording B2 Copy on the front of the paper copy, the word Speiman in red letters on the back. In addition, the bills are an off color to an actual $100 bill and there are no fiber threads interwoven in the paper. The paper does not feel like an actual bill. 

If anyone comes into contact with any of these fake bills, please take note that they are not actual legal currency.