Warning: Fake $100 Bill Passed in Downtown Newport This Morning

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.

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

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