A Jefferson City man has been charged with trying to pay his water bill with phony money.
Di-Brell Smith, 37, is charged with one count of felony forgery.
Deputies were called Thursday to the offices of Public Water District No. 1 on Rainbow Drive, according to a Cole County Sheriff's Department probable cause statement.
Smith allegedly tried to pay his water bill with 19 counterfeit $1 bills.
Smith was searched and found to be in possession of six more counterfeit bills.
He told authorities someone had paid him the bills for some of his belongings.