LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- Police in Lewiston say someone passed a counterfeit $1 bill at the Big R, a denomination that is rarely faked.
Police Lt. Budd Hurd says the bill looks real, but the paper is heavier than normal, which is what tipped off a store clerk Monday.
The bill had apparently been washed to soften its appearance and make it look older and used. Hurd says a forgery pen indicated the bill was a fake.
Hurd told the Lewiston Tribune he's only seen a counterfeit $1 once in his career, and it was made by a junior high school student to pay off a bully.