LAKE WORTH, Fla. - A man who was staying at a motel in Lake Worth has been arrested after Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies say he used counterfeit money to pay his bar tab.
Deputies say that they received a call from the manager of the Rum Shack Bar at 802 Lake Avenue about a customer suspected of using bogus bills.
The manager told investigators that on May 4th a $100 bar tab was paid with ten $10 bills... all of which had the same serial number.
On May 5th the same customer returned and gave employees a suspected counterfeit $20 bill, according to the manager.
When the customer returned on May 6th, the manager called 911.
Deputies say that the customer, Dennis Foster, fled the bar but left a set of keys that read New Sungate Motel, 8.
PBSO was able to verify that Foster was staying at the motel at 901 South Federal Highway.
Deputies later arrested Foster after he was spotted walking along the road.
Foster, according to deputies, was carrying seven counterfeit bills at the time of his arrest.
PBSO says Foster also admitted that he used forged bills to pay his tab at the Rum Shack Bar.
Foster was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges that he used forged money and had them in his possession.