New Bedford Police Put Out Counterfeit Bill Warning
New Bedford Police are warning residents and businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills.
Lt. Amos Melo says counterfeit $100 bills marked with "For Motion Picture Use Only" have been used at various locations.
One person, 25-year-old Jordan Lee Andrade of New Bedford, was arrested for trying to use a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase a water gun at Sam's Store Mobil at 367 Ashley Blvd.
The clerk told Andrade he wouldn't accept the counterfeit bills and Andrade left that bill and another one behind.
Andrade was arrested on charges of uttering a counterfeit note and larceny under $250 by false pretenses.
Melo says the bills were used in transaction at Domino's Pizza at 823 Rockdale Ave., Auto Zone Parts Store at 507 Mt. Pleasant St., and China Star at 963 Kempton St.
It's not believed that those incidents are related and Melo says that bills marked "For Motion Picture Use Only" can apparently be purchased online.
The public is urged to check carefully before accepting large bills.
Anyone with information on these incidents is urged to call 508-992-7463 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.