Woman attempts to pay for food with counterfeit bills at Spanish Springs restaurant

A woman attempted to purchase an order of chicken tenders at Gator’s Dockside in Spanish Springs Town Square on Tuesday using counterfeit money.

The woman, who claimed to work at another restaurant in The Villages, ordered the food to go. She had two $100 bills and asked to pay with one and get change for the other, a Lady Lake police report states.

A manager took the bills to the nearby Amerikanos Grille restaurant to test them with a counterfeit pen. After they tested positive, the Gator’s Dockside manager called police.

Upon being told the bills were believed to be counterfeit, the woman canceled her order and left the restaurant. A police officer took possession of the bills as evidence in the case.


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