FORSYTH — Police said a man who passed a fake $100 bill at a Forsyth gas station handed over eight more $100 bills when confronted and told the cashier to “keep them if they are fake.”

A sworn affidavit from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office said they all proved to be bogus, and the 30-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning. He was booked on a preliminary charge of forgery, which is subject to review by the state attorney’s office.

Writing in the affidavit, deputy Jennifer Harris said the first $100 note was passed about 10 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Casey’s General Store at 111 E. Cox St. in Forsyth. The man had bought a pack of cigarettes for $8.23 and gotten $91.77 in change.

Harris said the bill was quickly discovered to be counterfeit, and the man was called on it when he came back at 1 a.m. Nov. 25, prompting him to offer the other eight fake bills. He gave his real name when asked, and Harris said the man, who has prior arrests for retail theft and credit card fraud, was eventually identified, found and arrested.

He was freed from the Macon County Jail after posting $5,000 bond. Bail conditions order him to stay away from all Casey’s businesses.

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