APD: 'Uptick in counterfeit bills'; man arrested

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Following a recent arrest, Anchorage Police say they've seen an uptick in counterfeit bills being circulated locally and want to inform the public on what to look for when using cash. 

Police arrested 42-year-old Wanderson M. Lopes on Sunday morning after attempting to use a fake bill at the Café Darte Expresso located at ChangePoint Church, according to a Nixle alert from APD. Lopes reportedly asked the barista for the tip jar to make change for his $10 bill.

"After producing the jar, Lopes placed a $10 bill inside of it but asked for $5 in return which the barista gave him," APD wrote. "When the employee looked at the $10 bill she noticed it was fake as it felt funny and had the words “only motion picture purposes” written on it."

APD: 'Uptick in counterfeit bills'; man arrested
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