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George sentenced for phony money
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A man who suckered someone into giving him change for a counterfeit $100 bill will not only have to give the victim his $100 back, but he will also have to serve 30 days in jail.The man, Albert George, 57, was sentenced to a month in jail by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke for attempted criminal simulation. He was also directed to give the victim his money back as part of his probation, which will run for a year once his jail time is finished.His month in jail comes after he approached a man at Arm’s Apartments and asked if he could make change for a $100 bill.“The man (victim) exchanged five $20 bills for the $100 bill that was in the possession of Albert R. George,” revealed McMinnville policeman Justin Cobble.It was later that evening, when the victim took a closer look at the $100 bill, he realized he had been duped.“While looking at the $100 bill, he determined it was a forgery and it stated on its face “For motion picture use only.”Police were called and shown the fake bill. It was discovered, during the process of the investigation, George knew the $100 was fake because he had tried to pass it earlier and was rejected.In addition to entering a plea to the $100 bill incident, George also admitted to passing a worthless check and was ordered to make $185 restitution on that part.