Man arrested for passing counterfeit bills

A Fulton County man was arrested on Thursday when police say he was caught passing a counterfeit $100 bill at a Paducah restaurant.

Paducah police say 51-year-old Robert Morton passed a fake $100 bill at Bob Evans.

Police say he was passing counterfeit $100 bills at several businesses including the Walgreens on Irvin Cobb Drive and Kirchoff’s Bakery.

Morton is charged with three counts of first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He is also facing drug charges after police found a pipe with cocaine residue in his pocket when he was searched.

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