A Western Pennsylvania man used movie-prop money to dupe a man in the sale of an iPad last month, Greensburg police said.
Jamille E. Stevenson, 20, of McKees Rocks, has been charged with forgery and other crimes in connection with the Oct. 22 sale.
Stevenson arranged to purchase the computer and a wireless keypad from an Irwin man via an online service near a girlfriend's apartment in Greensburg, Patrolman Frank Tempo said in an affidavit.
The victim told Tempo that Stevenson agreed to pay $520 in the transaction arranged to take place that evening in the apartment complex parking lot. The victim said a woman paid him in $20s.
"It wasn't until the morning of Oct. 23 that he realized the money was counterfeit. Each bill was labeled 'Motion Picture Purposes,' and had matching serial numbers," Tempo wrote in the affidavit.
Police said Stevenson admitted providing his girlfriend with the movie prop money to purchase the computer and keyboard.
"Stevenson said he purchased the fraudulent money on eBay for $25," Tempo wrote in court documents.