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Motion-picture money used in scams

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several cases where motion-picture money is being utilized to purchase items posted for sale online.

The individual will arrange to meet and purchase the item advertised for sale and pay utilizing counterfeit money produced for use in movies and on television.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to be vigilant when meeting individuals they are unfamiliar with to sell items and suggests only meeting in public areas equipped with video surveillance.

Anyone who has received counterfeit motion picture money or has any information on these cases is asked to contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at (301) 475-8008.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).

Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter@firstsheriff.

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