Batesville man accused of using counterfeit money to pay bill

Published: Mar. 22, 2013 at 5:28 PM CDT
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Clyde Daniel Smith (Source: Independence County Jail)
Clyde Daniel Smith (Source: Independence County Jail)

BATESVILLE, AR(KAIT) – An Independence County man has bonded out after court documents statehe tried using fake money to pay part of his bill.

A warrant from theIndependence County Circuit Court states Clyde Daniel Smith of Batesville triedto pass off the phony bills on March 15 while paying for the installment of asecurity system by Suddenlink Communications.

A technician told anIndependence County Sheriff's deputy Smith paid the $261 installation bill incash and that Smith went to his truck to retrieve part of the payment. The $120 part of the payment turned out to be fake, according to the officer.

A receptionist atSuddenlink noticed the bills felt "funny" and she used a counterfeit pen totest the money. It was determined that six $20 bills were counterfeit basedalso on the lack of a fiber security strip, color shifting ink and that two ofthe bills contained the same serial number.

Smith has beencharged with one count of first degree forgery. He is currently out on a$15,000 bond.

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