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JC police: Counterfeiting suspect tried to eat fake money

REX BARBER, Johnson City Press • Jan 9, 2013 at 9:42 AM

A North Carolina man who reportedly tried to eat fake bills stored in his shoe after being confronted by police faces numerous counterfeiting charges, along with another man and a minor who were with him.

Johnson City police received a call from IHOP, 3214 Peoples St., early Wednesday claiming some customers tried to pass a counterfeit bill but fled after employees became suspicious, according to a news release.

A court document indicated one of the men ordered pancakes to go and tried to pay with a $50 bill the cashier thought looked fake.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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