‘Obviously’ counterfeit bill detected at Brown Street restaurant

A Panera Bread manager recognized a counterfeit bill handed to him by a man attempting to order a pastry, according to a Dayton police report.

The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the Panera Bread at 1203 Brown St.

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The manager told police two men used a Visa card to purchase their lunch. After getting their order, one of the males tried to purchase a pastry with “an obviously counterfeit $10 bill.”

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The manager told police he believed the bill was fake and attempted to deposit it in the restaurant’s safe, but it was rejected.

The men left in a tan SUV before police arrived, according to the report.

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