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Dothan man accused of using prop money at Walmart
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Dothan man accused of using prop money at Walmart

Matthew Daniel Dickens

Matthew Daniel Dickens, 29, of Dothan

A Dothan man was arrested for allegedly using prop money to buy a phone card and getting $90 in change on Saturday.

Matthew Daniel Dickens, 29, is being charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

“Mr. Dickens went into the Southside Walmart and purchased a phone card with a fake $100 bill, which was prop money from someone who came into town several years ago shooting movies or a TV show and just gave it away,” Dothan Police Lt. Scott Owens said.

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Owens said prop money is usually marked to show that it is not real money.

Dickens was identified after patrol officers reportedly saw him standing in a median near Walmart screaming at passing cars. When approached, he admitted to using the fake bill to buy a $10 phone card, Owens said.

Dickens got into a physical struggle with the officers when they tried to arrest him and officers found additional fake $100 bills. He was also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental operations.

His bond was set at $15,000.

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