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July 19, 2013

Local man arrested for counterfeit bills in Florida

DESTIN, Fla. — A Washington man was arrested recently in Florida for passing counterfeit bills.

According to an arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Jason Chapman, 43, was taken into custody by an deputy for allegedly trying to pass counterfeit bills in a nightclub.

The report stated Chapman entered the Coyote Ugly nightclub in Destin, paying for two $5 cover charges with a $50 bill.

A doorman at the nightclub noticed discrepancies on the bill that included, the report said, the coloring, texture, no watermarks and the lack of a security strip. A deputy then confirmed the falsities and arrested Chapman.

The arrest occurred on June 26 and the Northwest Florida Daily News reported the arrest on July 2. Chapman is the owner of Chapman's Glass and was the former owner of 4 Seasons event hall, both in Washington.

Chapman allegedly then told authorities he knew the bill was counterfeit and was given to him as payment for a job in Indiana.

A search returned, the newspaper report said, an additional $1,500 in counterfeit bills was found in his pocket.

Locally, there have been several reports of counterfeit bills in circulation and an investigation is ongoing. Washington police said the Florida arrest is not being investigated by its department and it is not known if federal authorities are looking into the matter. As standard practice, federal authorities do not comment on current investigations.

Chapman was charged with passing a forged instrument, the report said, and is due in court in August in Okaloosa County. He has retained counsel and refused comment on the story.

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