Police on Wednesday night arrested a homeless man suspected of trying to use a counterfeit $10 bill at two businesses.
Police said Andrew Clemo, 28, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a fictitious bill and attempting to use a fictitious bill, both felonies. Clemo also was arrested on suspicion of violating probation after police learned he was on probation for a petty theft conviction.
About 7:40 p.m., Clemo was at Talulah's restaurant at 13 S. Washington St. in Sonora. Police said Clemo tried to use a phony $10 bill, but a restaurant employee told him it was fake. Clemo grabbed the bill from the employee and left the restaurant.
The employee called police and gave officers a description of Clemo, who was found a short time later in Coffill Park. The officers obtained a phony bill from Clemo, who claimed he found it on the sidewalk and tried to get change for it at the restaurant. Clemo also told the officers he tried using the fake bill at The Sportsman bar, police said.