Saturday, March 18, 2006

Man Tries to Buy Condoms With Fake $100

A 23-year-old man was arrested after he tried to buy condoms and cologne with a fake $100 bill, authorities said.

Christopher Leigh Smith was charged with attempting to use a counterfeit bill to purchase the items at a Walgreens Drug Store, Florida Today reported Thursday.

The clerk suspected the bill was fake and stalled Smith until police arrived, a spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department said. "He told them that he knew it was fake and that he had gotten it from an unknown man," said spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez.

Police found no evidence that Smith had produced the bill himself, she said.

Smith is being held Brevard County Jail on a $1,000 bond. The case has also been referred to the U.S. Secret Service, which routinely handles cases involving counterfeit bills.



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