Chillicothe Police: Attempts To Pay For Dairy Queen With Counterfeit Bills

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CHILLICOTHE – A man was charged with criminal simulation after allegedly attempting to pass counterfeit money at a Chillicothe Dairy Queen on Saturday.

The Chillicothe Gazette reports that 48-year-old James Valentine, allegedly attempted to pay for his purchase at the restaurant with a counterfeit $50 bill. Police were called to the Dairy Queen on N. High Street after an employee noticed they were handed counterfeit money.

The employee provided a description of the vehicle the patron was in to police, and a vehicle matching that description and driven by Valentine, was stopped on S. Mulberry Street.

Officers searched Valentine’s vehicle and found four counterfeit bills, three $20 bills and a $50 bill.

Valentine reportedly told officers he was paid with that money for doing some concrete work, and he was “just trying to get rid of it.”