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Bad actor: Virginia man sentenced for using movie money

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A Virginia man who bought electronics with movie prop $100 bills has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

Amaud Brown, 25, was sentenced Nov. 26 to passing counterfeit money and illegally possessing a firearm, The Virginian-Pilot reported. He pleaded guilty earlier this year.

Court documents say Brown used nine fake $100 bills to buy used electronics online and sold $1,000 blocks of the counterfeit money.

Authorities said Brown illegally possessed eight guns. His attorney said Brown feared for his safety.

U.S. Secret Service Special Agent James Bradley said movie prop bills accounted for 3.9% of counterfeit money last fiscal year.

He says agents in Los Angeles recently seized more than $280 million worth of the fake bills that had been shipped to the U.S. from Turkey.

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