This department is currently investigating numerous reports of counterfeit money being passed at local businesses in the city of Thomaston, GA. The paper money has the words printed on the front and back indicating that it’s “For Motion Picture Use Only”. The font and size of the paper notes are extremely consistent with legitimate United States Currency notes and this has hurt several local business owners in Thomaston. Our investigation reveals that this money can be purchased online through several venders without any type of background check, to confirm that the buyer’s intentions are to use the documents solely for movies, TV, and or video advertising etc. One online vender sells this type of prop money for only $23.76, which can buy you $10,000 in prop $100 bills highlighting that it’s “The best and highest rated prop money in the USA and on the market”. We are advising the public to please be cautious and inspect the currency that is being passed through all businesses within Thomaston and the surrounding counties. This case is still active in our jurisdiction and we currently have several suspects that are involved in passing these notes with the intent of depriving the business owners.
Our department has reached out to the United Stated Secret Service to gather more information on the legality of these types of notes being sold online.