DERIDDER, La. - Use of counterfeit money is on the rise throughout the city of DeRidder.
The counterfeit bills, better known as "movie money", are commonly purchased on websites, and they are usually $100 bills.
The bills have a Chinese/Japanese stamp on front, back, or both sides of the bills. The stamp can easily be overlooked if someone is in a rush, and used purchase unintentionally.
If a person is intentionally using the counterfeit bill, they can be arrested for Monetary Instrument Abuse.
DeRidder Police Department encourages everyone to inspect their bills before making a purchase.
To better identify if you have a counterfeit or an actual bill, visit https://www.secretservice.gov/data/KnowYourMoney.pdf.