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Man accused of paying for food with fake money

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A Stafford man is facing a felony charge after being accused Wednesday of trying to buy fast food with a counterfeit $20 bill, police said.

The phony bill was handed to a cashier at McDonald’s at 766 Warrenton Road, Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said. The employee immediately knew that the bill was fake because it felt like cardboard and looked strange, Kennedy said.

The Sheriff’s Office was called and the suspect was asked to pull up and wait for his food. Deputy Dale Colona was in the area and found the man in the lot.

Asked about the counterfeit bill, the man denied any knowledge of it and told Colona he didn’t know what fake money looked like. Kennedy said he gave the deputy multiple stories about where the bill might have come from.

Police eventually searched the man’s car and found eight more phony $20 bills, Kennedy said. The man denied knowing anything about those as well, Kennedy said.

Ryan Jonathan Flynn, 25, was charged with passing a counterfeit bill and a misdemeanor charge of possessing counterfeit bills. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404


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