Man arrested for trying to pass fake $100 bill

MADISON, Ala. (AP) - Police have arrested a Harvest man for trying to pass a fake $100 bill at McDonald's, leading to a find of $16,000 more in counterfeit C-notes.

Police said James Michael Cook of Harvest was arrested Monday after an employee at McDonald's reported someone trying to pass a counterfeit $100 bill. A preliminary investigation led police to find $6,200 in counterfeit $100s in Cook's possession.

Further investigation by Madison police and the U.S. Secret Service resulted in the seizure of an additional $9,700 in counterfeit $100 bills.

Cook was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and was taken to the Madison County jail, where he is being held on $20,000 bond.

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