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McDonald’s meal proves costly to Stafford teens
Two Stafford County teens got some food at McDonald’s Sunday–and picked up a couple of felony charges to go along with it.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the teens were arrested about 12:38 a.m., after they paid for their food with a fake $20 bill.
The incident occurred at the drive-through window of the store at 190 Garrisonville Road, Kennedy said. The driver handed the bill to the employee to pay a $10 bill, then drove to the next window without waiting for change.
That made the employee suspicious, so he took a closer look at the bill and discovered that it was phony. The manager was alerted, and the Sheriff’s Office was immediately called.
When Sgt. Dan Purcell arrived a minute or so later, the car was still in the drive-through lane. Purcell blocked the car in and confronted the driver and his passenger. Kennedy said both teens denied knowing where the bill had come from.
Kadim Q. Harmon, 19, and Jamaunta D. McQueen, 18, were both charged with felony offenses of passing a forged bank note and conspiracy. They were also charged with possession of a forged bank note and obtaining goods by false pretenses. Harmon was additionally charged with driving on a suspended license.
Both men were placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404