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Buffalo man discovers he sold sneakers for phony dollars

A man told Buffalo police he got duped with fake bills when he tried to sell sneakers in a transaction set up on the internet.

The 21-year-old man said he agreed to meet a person he met via a sneaker sales website on Wednesday afternoon on Northland Avenue, near Jefferson Avenue, according to a police report.

After the two exchanged the money and the sneakers and the buyer drove away, the victim said he realized the bills were prop bills that had “for motion picture use only” printed on them.