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ISP trooper passes counterfeit $20

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Police say an Idaho State Police trooper used a counterfeit $20 bill to buy a meal at an Idaho Falls restaurant.

Officer Jessica Hunt says the bill felt real, but it was missing a watermark. She also says there were marks on the bill from being checked by a counterfeit marker and they were the color showing it was fake.

Hunt says Trooper Terry Murdock told her he noticed the marks, but did not know it was counterfeit.

Murdock told investigators the bill was one of five $20 bills he got from an ATM at a convenience store.

The Post Register reports that Murdock returned to the restaurant to pay with real money. The paper could not reach Murdock for comment.




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