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'In Dog We Trust;' Man passes counterfeit $100 bill

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - A group of baristas in Coeur d'Alene is a little steamed after a man passed a counterfeit $100 bill off as the real deal.

The ordeal happened a few days ago when a man drove up to the Lean Bean Espresso in Coeur d'Alene. Employees there said the man ordered a drink, paid for it with a smaller bill and then asked if he could change a $100 bill.

It wasn't until the man had driven away that Katie, the employee who waited on the man, discovered the bill was not quite legitimate.

"I flipped it over and I was like 'I don't think this is right,'" says Katie.

Katie was right, the bill was not right. Franklin's name had been replaced with 'Franken' and though a dog might be man's best friend, the government does not trust him enough to print his name on money.

The signs don't stop there. The most tell-tale sign that the cash is counterfeit is the note on the bill itself that reads 'for motion picture use only.'

The Lean Bean Espresso's manager says this one bad apple is threatening to ruin the bunch for hundreds of caring customers.

"We try to do everything we can for our customers and for somebody to try to pull that we're definitely upset about it," says Lean Bean Espresso Manager Jill Andrews.

Andrews adds that every employee is being trained to spot phony bills and they are checking every bill, even one's and fives.

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