- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - State officials are investigating a report of counterfeit currency passed at a Detroit-area charity gambling event.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board says Wednesday that nine bogus $20 bills were used to buy chips at an Aug. 7 millionaire party at a poker room in Macomb County’s Shelby Township.

Officials say the event was organized by a western Michigan children’s summer camp.

Workers discovered the bills were counterfeit while paying out a tournament cash prize. The bills were turned over to police.

So-called “millionaire parties” are casino-style events where nonprofits split cash proceeds with poker rooms that provide the space, dealers, poker chips and playing cards along with food and drinks.

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