CRIME

Man arrested for allegedly trying to pass fake money at a Springdale hotel

Feb 15, 2022, 8:54 PM
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ST. GEORGE, Utah — A 24-year-old man was taken into custody by authorities in southern Utah after he allegedly tried to use fake money to book another night of stay at a hotel in Springdale.

According to St. George News, the incident occurred on Saturday when Nathaniel Beasley, of Aloha, Oregon, attempted to use a fake $100 bill to reserve another night at the hotel.

Springdale police told St. George News, the fake bill had a regular piece of paper feel to it.

According to police, when the hotel clerk refused to accept the bill, the suspect told the clerk that he had found the money in Las Vegas, and this was the first chance he had to use it.

As the hotel clerk inspected the bill, the word “copy” appeared on both side of the bill, according to St. George News.

During their investigation, police went to suspect’s room to question him about the bill, St. George News reports. Authorities noticed the bill was smaller than official government-issued currency. Police say that the suspect then took the bill back and said he would throw it away in his room. The fake money also was marked “Not Legal Tender” and was labeled as “Movie Money.”

The suspect was arrested under investigation for one third-degree felony count of forgery. He was booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility.

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