"Movie Money" Making Rounds in Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Multiple Abilene convenience stores reported suspects trying to pay for items with "movie money" early Monday morning.

The first incident happened at a 7-Eleven on the 3400 block of Ambler Avenue just before 2:00 a.m. A police report says the suspect paid for a lottery ticket, drink, and cigarettes and was given change before the clerk realized the bill used was "movie money". The suspect then fled the scene with the items, according to the report. 

A second report states a suspect tried to pay for a small purchase at a Stripes on the 1400 block of Dub Wright Blvd just before 6:00 a.m. The report also says the clerk at this store realized the bill was fake, notified the manager, then called police. The suspect was able to escape before officers arrived. 

There is no indication either of these reports are related. 

"Movie money" is money that looks real but has "For Motion Picture Use" printed on the bills, rendering them useless. 

Check back with BigCountryHomepage for the latest information on these ongoing investigations. 

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