- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - New Bedford police have arrested one man they say tried to use a phony $100 bill at a city store and are investigating the use of counterfeit bills at three other city businesses.

The Standard-Times (http://bit.ly/2dP9JWD ) reports that a 25-year-old city man was arrested after police say he tried to use the bogus bill at a gas station over the weekend to buy a water gun.

The arrest comes after counterfeit $100 bills stamped with the words “for motion picture use only” were used last week at a pizza parlor, an auto parts store and a Chinese restaurant.

Police say the crimes do not appear to be connected. The bills can be easily purchased online.

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Information from: The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times, http://www.southcoasttoday.com

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