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A Lancaster man was arrested Friday after police said he used fake $20 bills at several area restaurants.
The Lancaster Police Department charged David Rickie Knight Jr., 33, of 2438 Camp Creek Road, with manufacturing and distributing counterfeit money.
Police responded to several calls about a man driving a burgundy Chevrolet pickup who tried to buy food at the drive-through windows of local restaurants with counterfeit $20 bills.
An officer later saw Knight, the driver of the truck, give a clerk at Chick-Fil-A a $20 bill for food.
The officer checked the serial number on the bill and saw it was the same number found on the other counterfeit bills that had been seized by police earlier on Friday.
Police arrested Knight and said they learned that two other people, Tonya Sanders and Robert Sims, were also involved in the scheme.
A printer, paper and uncut sheets of counterfeit bills were found at Sims' home, police said.
Sanders and Sims were also charged with manufacturing and distributing counterfeit money.
Jail and bond information on Knight, Sanders and Sims were unavailable at press time Saturday. Sanders and Sims' age and address were also unavailable.
Police believe that Knight passed counterfeit bills at Arby's, Bojangles', Chick-Fil-A, Enmark, Hardee's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald's, Texaco Southern Convenience Store and Title Max.
If your business encounters counterfeit money, you're asked to notify the Lancaster Police Department at 283-1171 or 283-3313, or the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office at 283-4136.
Contact reporter Jesef Williams at email@example.com or (803) 283-1152