Man tries to pass counterfeit bills to Walmart

Palm Bay man tries to pass counterfeit bills in Walmart.
Palm Bay man tries to pass counterfeit bills in Walmart.

PALM BAY, Florida – Police arrested a man at the Walmart in Palm Bay located at 1040 Malabar Road for passing counterfeit bills to the cashier, according to the report.

Palm Bay police said Davis Presley, 51, was charged with Utter Forged Bill after employees with Walmart’s asset protection notified law enforcement authorities.

It happened when Presley walked up to the cashier to purchase something and handed the clerk counterfeit twenty dollar bills. The clerk identified the bills as fraudulent upon inspection and notified asset protection.

After employees with asset protection determined the bills were counterfeit, the store called the police.

The bills were identified as fraud due to their incorrect color of paper and that four of the bills had the same serial number.

Presley told officers that he knew the bills were counterfeit because he tried using them at a 7-Eleven and was advised by the clerk they were fake, the report said.

“The defendant further stated he then decided to go to Walmart in hopes to be able to spend the counterfeit twenty dollar bills,” the officer said.

Officers determined that Presley committed a felony of the third degree and arrested him on the charge. He was then booked into the county jail.

Presley was already out on bond after being arrested last month for Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, DUI (4th time), Refusal to Submit DUI test, and Driving on a Suspended License.

He is currently in jail without bond since it was revoked.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.