Counterfeit $1 bill seized at store

Counterfeit $1 bill seized at store

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Someone passed a counterfeit $1 bill at a convenience store, a denomination that is rarely faked, police said.

Police Lt. Budd Hurd said the bill looks real, but the paper is heavier than normal, which is what tipped off a store clerk Monday.

The bill had apparently been washed to soften its appearance and make it look older and used.

Hurd said a forgery pen indicated the bill was a fake.

Hurd told the Lewiston Tribune he's only seen a counterfeit $1 once in his career, and it was made by a junior high school student to pay off a bully.

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Information from: Lewiston Tribune