Single-switch bill trap money clip that triggers an alarm automatically when a bill is removed from a money clip. The simple design has a "debris free" interior. False alarms caused by staples and paper clips are nearly impossible because of the body design. The easy trip actuator has a smooth operation with minimum drag, and a single bill can be used to suppress the acuator. The see-through bottom plate makes it easy to inspect the system on a regular basis and to troubleshoot the system if a problem does arise.