Beaufort News

Fake $100 movie bill used to buy food in Burton

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Two men eating at a Burton Chinese restaurant Saturday paid for their food with fake money used as a movie prop, according to a report from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

The two men used a fake $100 bill to buy $3.51 worth of fried doughnuts at China Wok on Shanklin Road. The words "for motion picture use only" were printed on both sides of the bill, the report said.

An employee noticed the bill was fake after checking it with a counterfeit detection pen, the report said. The two men had already received $96.49 change and left before the employee could call authorities.