Police say fake bills were simple photocopies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - December 14, 2011

Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens says the reason someone was able to get away with passing off about $200 worth of the bills is that he wrapped the phony ones inside of a real one, then rushed out the door before employees could stop him.

The bills were used at more than a half-dozen businesses before police arrested a suspect - inside a hotel room he allegedly paid for, in part, with a fake bill.

The man is being held in jail. The Secret Service will determine if he'll face federal charges.

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