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Police: Man arrested for attempting to buy juice with counterfeit $100 bill

Reginald Greene (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center) Reginald Greene (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston Police arrested a man they say attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill to buy fruit juice at a downtown convenience store.

Reginald Greene, 43, told police he found the bill and took possession of it "in obedience to instruction from celestial voices purporting to convey the commands of a divine power," the report states.

The store employee told police when she challenged the validity of the bill, Greene admitted to her two area fast food restaurants had previously refused to accept the same bill, telling him it was a forgery.

Greene said though he was unsure of the bill's authenticity, he still attempted to use it to pay for a $1.92 bottle of cranberry-grape juice, the report states.

Police say Greene was unable or unwilling to provide any additional information about the production of the bill or how it came into his possession.

Police charged Greene with Forgery and enhanced the charge to property crime enhancement after learning Greene had a previous conviction for larceny and for shoplifting, the report states.

The Secret Service, which investigates the counterfeiting of U.S. currency, was also notified of the arrest.

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