Not $1M: Movie prop money stolen from car, police in Oregon say

Prop money stolen from a vehicle in Oregon (Newport Police Department , Newport Police Department)

NEWPORT, Ore. – More than $1 million in prop money used in films was stolen from a car in Newport, Oregon, authorities there said.

Since the car break-in last Thursday, authorities are warning businesses and the public about the fake money that, if attempted to be used, will come in $10, $20 and $100 bills.

The Newport Police Department advised people to check money thoroughly when you accept any amount of cash from anyone. Police said prop money has many obvious signs -- including a print warning that the currency is for “Motion Picture Use” only. The fake cash will also feel different from authentic U.S. currency.

Here are a few photos of the actual prop money that was stolen from the vehicle.

Fake money used in films that was stolen during a car break-in in Oregon. (Newport Police Department)

Here’s the original post from police:

Not an April Fools’ joke. Media Release $1,000,000 in prop/movie money stolen - On Thursday, March 31, 2022, Newport...

Posted by Newport Oregon Police Department on Friday, April 1, 2022

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