A Michigan man is accused of using a fake $100 bill to pay a stripper for a lap dance.
Stephen Gidcumb, 32, gave the counterfeit cash to a woman for a private dance at the Déjà Vu strip club in Kochville Township, near Saginaw, on May 13, police allege.
He left the venue, but the dancer later spotted the suspicious note and called police. Gidcumb was arrested when he returned to the club later that evening.
“He had some counterfeit $100 bills mixed in with regular $100 bills he was using to pay the one stripper he was getting dances from,” Saginaw County Sheriff’s Departmen Lt. Mike Gomez told The Detroit News. “They figured out it was counterfeit and called the police.”
Gomez said deputies later found printing equipment and even more counterfeit bills during a search of the Mount Morris home of his parents, where Gidcumb still lives. Authorities believe he was printing the fake cash at the property.
Gidcumb is charged with intentionally passing counterfeit notes and carrying a concealed weapon, after a pistol was allegedly found inside his vehicle, MLivereports. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison.
He pleaded not guilty during his arraignment hearing on May 16. He is being held on $50,000 bond, and is due to next appear in court on May 31.