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MANASSAS, Va. (AP) Police in Prince William County have charged two Virginia men with possessing counterfeit $100 bills that had a Spanish phrase inscribed on them roughly translating to "lucky ticket."

Police say the Secret Service has seen more than 100 such notes worldwide with the with "BILLETE DE LA SUERTE ALASITAS" written in one corner and the same purported serial number.

Last month an officer arrested 30-year-old Jose Portillio of Bealeton on drunken driving charges and found three counterfeit bills. The investigation led to the arrest of 39-year-old Ronald Virto. Police say Virto had 59 phony bills in his Manassas home and told police he brought them from Peru.

Police say "lucky tickets" mimicking real currency are popular trinkets in Peru, but these bills were meant to appear genuine.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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