King County sheriff warns of counterfeit bills

FALL CITY, Wash. — A Fall City grocery store fell victim to a man using a counterfeit $100 bill Tuesday, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

At a Fall City grocery store in the 4200 block of Preston Fall City Road Southeast, a store clerk said a man used a $100 bill to make a $32.03 purchase of gas, cigarettes and Laffy Taffy.

The man received $67.97 in change.

Later, upon closer examination, the bill said, “For motion picture copy money” across the front and “Motion Picture Use Only” across the back.

According to the Secret Service, prop money has become the most commonly used counterfeit money used today.

The sheriff’s office encourages everyone to double-check large denomination bills before accepting them.