Vero Beach Man Tries to Use Fake $100 Bill at McDonald’s

Man tries to pass fake $100 bill off to McDonald's in Vero Beach.
Man tries to pass fake $100 bill off to McDonald's in Vero Beach.

VERO BEACH, Florida – The store manager at the Vero Beach McDonald’s located at 754 South U.S. Highway 1 called the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office about a fake $100 bill.

The manager said a man driving a gray Ford Mustang pulled into the Vero Beach drive-thru and placed an order.

Once the man reached the window, he handed a $100 bill to a worker who immediately could tell it was fake, according to the report.

The manager took down the tag number of the Ford Mustang and told the man he would be calling the police. The man left.

Deputies then made contact with Elliot Thomas, the owner of the vehicle, in Vero Beach.

Thomas said he received a fake $100 bill from a friend. He admitted to taking the bill the Vero Beach McDonald’s, but only because “he tried to play a prank by using it,” the report said.

Thomas said his intentions were never to use the bill to buy food at McDonald’s.

The fake $100 bill is used to buy items on a gaming website.

The Vero Beach store manager decided not to press charges and signed a declination of intent.

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About Scott Lee
Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.
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