UNION CITY, N.J., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A man in Union City, N.J., created counterfeit money he used to pay for drinks and tips at a bikini club, authorities allege.
Authorities arrested Luis Lora-Martinez, 29, and charged him with creating counterfeit currency on cheap printer paper and using the fake funds at AJ's Lounge bikini club, the New York Daily News said Wednesday.
Cindy Wofford, U.S. Secret Service special-agent-in-charge in Newark, N.J., said the counterfeit $20 bills allegedly created by Lora-Martinez were low quality and easy to spot by someone with a trained eye.
"Somebody who's handled a lot of money would know the difference," she told the Daily News.
The manager of the bikini bar said the girls he employs to dance for customers would easily qualify as counterfeit bill investigators.
"He was getting generous with the dancers, but these girls are sharp when it comes to money," said the manager, who was identified only as Nicky B.