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Jefferson City man allegedly tries to pay water bill with fake money

Jefferson City man allegedly tries to pay water bill with fake money

January 12th, 2018 by News Tribune in Local News

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.