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Man arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money to buy beer

Tommy Johnson (Source: LMDC) Tommy Johnson (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police arrested a man for using counterfeit money.

On October 2, Tommy Johnson, 46, allegedly entered Tryangles Bar and attempted to buy two beers with a counterfeit $20 bill.

According to the police report, the bartender recognized the bill as fake and called police. Johnson and his female companion then left the bar.

Later, police spotted the two in front of the Residence Inn on E. Market Street. The arrest report said that Johnson admitted to police he had been at Tryangles Bar and claimed he got the counterfeit bill from a stranger at the E. Market Street McDonalds.

The bartender from Tryangles, who was brought to the Residence Inn, identified Johnson at the scene.  

While Johnson was being booked at Metro Corrections, police said he dropped a large wad of counterfeit money underneath a bench. The wad they found in the sally port apparently had three $100 bills and five $20 bills.

Johnson is being charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, tampering with physical evidence and promoting contraband.

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