A young women attempted to use a fake $100 bill to pay for her coffee at Mokka Coffeehouse earlier this morning.

Around 8:30 a.m., a women walked into Mokka Coffeehouse and ordered a coffee, she first tried to use a credit card that was denied and then handed the clerk a $100 bill.

Upon careful inspection and a pen test Jack Corey, Owner of Mokka, told the women that it was fake and that he would have to keep it.

The women quickly departed Mokka and the Newport Police Department was called. Corey tells us that he has never seen the women before and that Newport Police Department are looking into the incident.

A request for comment from Newport Police Department was not immediately answered.

For more information on the new(ish) $100 bill and how to spot a fake one, visit U.S. Currency Education Program.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).