PLAINVILLE - A Plainville man is facing a felony charge for allegedly trying to use counterfeit money at a local merchant.
Solomon Dill, 39, of 5 Kent St., allegedly tried to use a phony $100 bill at a Plainville Valero gas station, according to the warrant for his arrest. He faces one count of first-degree forgery.
Dill, the warrant said, tried to buy some food at the gas station on May 22 with the $100 bill. The clerk immediately recognized the money as a counterfeit, she later told police. The woman told Dill she was not going to call police, but she insisted that she confiscate the bill to get it out of circulation.
Dill, the warrant said, demanded that he be given the money back, so the clerk called police. An officer wrote in the warrant that he saw several signs indicating the bill was not real, including Asian characters printed on it. Dill told the officer that he received the money from an ATM in another town, but he could not remember the name of the bank.
Dill was not taken into custody during the incident and was instead charged last week. He is being held on $2,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on July 12.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.