Man attempts to buy Burger King meal with fake $100 bill, police say

Man attempts to buy Burger King meal with fake $100 bill, police say
William Sims

A Fitchburg man is accused of attempting to buy a fast-food meal with fake cash, police said.

Madison police said 35-year-old William K. Sims was in the Burger King drive-thru at 8:23 p.m. on West Badger Road Tuesday night when he handed the cashier a $100 bill after he’d gotten his food.

According to the report, in order to buy time as police were summoned, the employee told Sims he’d need to come into the restaurant to get his change.

Police said the bill the man had given the the employee didn’t feel right, Ben Franklin’s face on the bill appeared distorted and it was marked “FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY.”

Police said Sims was still in line at the restaurant when an officer arrived to arrest him on suspicion of forgery and on a parole violation.