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Police: Man Arrested for Using Counterfeit $100 Bill at Area Business

He faces additional charges for similar alleged crimes.

A Reading man who allegedly passed a counterfeit bill to an East Pikeland business in November of 2011 was arrested and charged for the crime earlier this month, police are reporting.

According to court documents, on November 30, 2011, Clifford Tyree Pryear, 37, bought a chicken caesar salad from Rocco’s Pizza and paid for it with a $100 bill, receiving $91 change from the restaurant.

The owner thought there was something suspicious about the man and after he left checked the denomination he paid with. (An Rocco’s employee had rung Pryear up.) The counterfeit bill pen confirmed the bill was fake, and the owner called police.

East Pikeland Police obtained surveillance footage of the suspect at Joes Bar later that night, but weren’t able to track him down until North Coventry police arrested him and two other suspects on January 14 for allegedly passing counterfeit hundred dollar bills at the Coventry Mall.

Pryear faces a felony charge of forgery and an additional charge of theft by deception in reference to the November 2011 incident. He is presently in Chester County Prison, where he awaits a preliminary hearing scheduled for February 7.

Luke January 30, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Way to Go GEORGE !!!
Barbara Jarrett January 31, 2013 at 01:59 PM
This is the same guy who tried to give me a counterfeit $100 at my place of business. After it happened in East Pikeland and I saw the surveillance camera, I called East Pikeland Police twice and told the dispatcher about it. They were going to call me back. They never did, guess they weren't that interested.............
Rxtxs323 January 31, 2013 at 02:58 PM
Good for him. Tough times these days, though times
Rxtxs323 January 31, 2013 at 03:00 PM
The employee should have checked the bill before he accepted it. So that's on him
David Dawson February 03, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Another Section 8,Welfare Bum!!! Ya Mean...

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