HEATH, Ohio (AP) _ Two women bought hundreds of dollars worth of clothes and got $581 in change after employees of two different stores failed to notice that a $1,000 bill bore the phrases ''A. Phonybill'' and ''U. Cantcashit,'' police said Friday.

''Yeah, they should have spotted it,'' said Thomas Ewing, police chief in this central Ohio city.

Ewing said the women, who remained at large, cashed the bogus bill July 6 at a Lazarus department store in the Indian Mound Mall.

They picked out $419 worth of merchandise at Maurice's clothing store and presented the phony bill to a clerk, he said. The clerk said the store could not make change for such a large bill and accompanied one of the women to the neighboring Lazarus store to change it.

After the Lazarus store gave them $1,000 worth of smaller bills, they returned to Maurice's, where the women paid for their clothing, took their change and left, Ewing said.

The error was discovered when Lazarus deposited the bill.

The women told the clerk at Maurice's they had just graduated from high school and that a grandmother had given each of them a $1,000 bill, Ewing said.

''It was a real old bill ... held together with Scotch tape, and the Scotch tape was yellow ... and it was smaller than a regular bill,'' he said.

He said the bill bore the words ''Untied States of Anemia'' in place of ''United States of America.'' The phrases ''U. Cantcashit'' and ''A. Phonybill'' were printed where the serial numbers would be on a genuine bill, Ewing said.

Sandy Pianolto of the Bank of Cleveland said the United States has not issued genuine $1,000 bills since 1969, though some remain in circulation.

Jim Sluzewski, a spokesman for Cincinnati-based Federated Department Stores, parent company of Lazarus, was out of town Friday and unavailable for comment, his office said.