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Rochester Police respond to counterfeit bills

November 28, 2018

A 30-year-old Rochester man could face a gross misdemeanor charge after police said he tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill for a $2 purchase at McDonald’s early Tuesday.

Rochester police were called to the McDonald’s on Second Street Southwast around 2:45 a.m. for a report of a drive-thru customer who used a counterfeit $100 bill, according to Capt. Casey Moilanen.

The man was still at McDonald’s when officers arrived. The man was neither arrested nor cited on scene but Moilanen said police would refer a gross misdemeanor charge of passing counterfeit currency to prosecutors for consideration.

Police also took a report Sunday that a counterfeit $20 bill was passed at the Holiday Gas Station on Seventh Street and North Broadway Avenue, Moilanen said.

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