SALINA, Kan. (AP) _ An employee at a Salina store has stopped the purchase of a Moneygram using bogus $100 bills as part of a Nigerian Internet scam.
Police say a Salina man was sent $3,000 in phony cash with directions to buy the Moneygram and send it a woman in Nigeria he had been corresponding with via e-mail and Internet chat. The woman told him she needed the money to move to the United States.
Deputy Police Chief Carson Mansfield said a Dillon's employee using a counterfeit detection pen found that the bills' color was not uniform, and watermarks and microprinting were missing.
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