Fake money passed at Crawfish Festival

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - In the rush to accommodate the 10,000 people who came to the Crawfish Music Festival on Saturday, authorities say workers at the gate took two bogus $100 bills, two bogus $10s and a bogus $5.

Coast Coliseum executive director Bill Holmes tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1iH0bpy ) the fake bills were found by the Hancock Bank where the coliseum does business.

A counterfeit-detection pen allowed the bank to spot the fake bills quickly.

Biloxi police and the Secret Service say they haven’t seen an unusual increase in bogus money on the coast.

Holmes says the counterfeit bills can get by during fast transactions such as a crush of people trying to get into the coliseum.

The next festival at the coliseum is the Summer Fair June 5-15.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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