Police: Plainville man tried to pass phony bill at gas station

Published on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:21


PLAINVILLE - A Plainville man has been accused of trying to pass counterfeit money at a local merchant.

Solomon Dill, 39, of 5 Kent St., allegedly tried to use a phony $100 bill at a Valero gas station, according to the warrant for his arrest.

He faces one felony count of first-degree forgery. 

Dill, the warrant said, tried to buy some food at the gas station on May 22 with the bill.

The clerk immediately recognized the money as a counterfeit, she later told police. At the time, the woman told Dill she was not going to call police, but insisted that she be allowed to confiscate the bill to get it out of circulation.

Dill, the warrant said, demanded that he be given the bill back, so the clerk called police.

An officer wrote in the warrant that he saw several signs indicating the the bill was not genuine, including characters in an Asian language printed on it.

Dill told the officer that he received the bill from an ATM in another town, but could not remember the name of the bank.

Dill was not arrested during the incident, but was charged last week.

He is being held on $2,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on July 12.    

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:21. Updated: Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:24.