Fake $1 bill passed in Lewiston

Fake $1 bill passed in Lewiston

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$20 currency notes are seen at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington.

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by AP

KREM.com

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 9:07 AM

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.

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