Man arrested after using fake money with 'COPY' printed on the bill, police say

A Tennessee man is facing a forgery charge after investigators say he used a fake $100 bill with "COPY" printed on both sides.

Around 5 a.m. Sunday, a manager at a Memphis McDonald's called police.

The manager told investigators that William Carruth tried to pay for his food in the drive-through with a counterfeit $100 bill, according to the police report.

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She also said Carruth was already detained inside the restaurant, police said.

The bill had "COPY" printed on both sides of the bill, police said. The gold "100" on the front was gray, and the blue striping down the front of the bill was purple, authorities said.

Police said Carruth was taken into custody and gave a written statement admitting that he attempted to pay for his food with a bill that he knew was counterfeit.

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