Police: $1M in ‘movie money’ stolen from car in Newport

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Police are advising local businesses to double-check any cash they accept after $1 million worth of fake “movie money” was reportedly stolen out of a car in Newport on Thursday.

A car was broken into yesterday at the north end of Newport, although police did not clarify exactly where or when. Along with other items, the car’s owner reported $1 million in prop money was taken, all in $10, $20 and $100 denominations.

All of the dollar bills are reportedly marked with “For Motion Picture Use Only” and “Copy” but officials say the movie money is still very similar to real US currency. They say the same type of prop money has created issues for businesses in the past.