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Police: Man Used Fake ‘Movie’ Money At Laurel Co. Store

Posted at 9:21 AM, Dec 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-02 09:21:24-05

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police arrested a man in Laurel County who they say went back to the well one too many times trying to pass counterfeit money.

Authorities say 33-year-old Joshua Westerfield passed a fake $100 bill Nov. 13 at a London store.

The bill was marked as being for “motion picture use only.”

Six days later, according to police, Westerfield came back and tried to pass another phony bill.

Employees were able to gather enough evidence during his second visit to help people identify Westerfield.

He was arrested Friday and charged with theft by deception.