Using phony cash can get you in a pretty pickle, just like one man who used a fake $100 bill before he boarded a plane.
An Allegheny County man was at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport when he discovered the money in his pocket. At least, that’s what Stephen Patterson told Park Police when he used the money to buy drinks before hopping on the plane.
“He said that the pants he was wearing were not his, and he found the $100 bill in the pocket, so he decided to just use it,” Park Police Chief Henry Fontana said.
Some bills can be pretty good fakes but this bill was not the case. According to authorities, the cashier at the snack bar inside the airport noticed the bill read “for motion picture use only,” which led to them to tip off the airport officers.
Patterson was identified and arrested when he landed in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. “They got a warrant for him, and Sunday, when he flew back into the airport they picked him up and served the warrant,” Fontana said.
Patterson isn’t the only one officers were after about using fake cash. State troopers are also currently searching for a suspect who was wanted for passing fake $100 bills at two Dollar General stores in Derry Township.