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Michigan Man Busted for Paying for Lap Dance With Counterfeit $100 Bill


Police said he had been printing the counterfeit money at his home.

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A 32-year-old Michigan man was arrested over the weekend after paying for a lap dance at a strip club with a fake $100 bill, Saginaw County Sheriff's Office told MLive.

Deputies said Stephen C. Gidcumb attended Déjà Vu strip club in Kochville Township on Friday, May 13.

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Chief Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Boyd told MLive that after Gidcumb left the club, one of the employees realized that he’d paid with a fake $100 bill and reported it to police.

He now faces felony charges of uttering and publishing counterfeit notes.

Gidcumb’s arrest warrant states that the Mount Morris resident had 10 or more counterfeit bills on his person at the time of his arrest, according to MLive.

Police said Gidcumb had been printing the counterfeit money at his home.

Gidcumb’s charge of publishing fake currency has a maximum penalty of seven years in prison. He faces another felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon. According to the arrest warrant, authorities found a pistol in his vehicle.

At his hearing Monday, District Judge Kyle Higgs Tarrant entered a not guilty plea on Gidcumb’s behalf and ordered him held on a $50,000 bond.

As of Tuesday, Gidcumb remains jailed. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 31.

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