Man charged with forgery at Chambersburg Sheetz, tells police of phony bill “what the (expletive), it looks funny as hell”

04 December 2023- A Chambersburg man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly uses a phony $50 at a Sheetz location in the borough. Kendrick Charles Payne is charged with felony forgery and misdemeanor theft following the incident around midnight on December 4th. He’s behind bars on $10,000 bail.

Just after 12:30am on December 4th, Chambersburg PD officers were dispatched to the Sheetz on Monticello Court, Borough of Chambersburg for a reported forgery. When employees were contacted by CPD, they told officers a man later identified as Kendrick Payne had used a counterfeit $50 to buy a Four Loko can. Payne was then given over $47 in real US currency as change.

The counterfeit bill that was given to police allegedly clearly displayed “Motion Picture Purposes” on it a total of eight times. Additionally, it had “In Props We Trust” on it once. It did, however, had a serial number.

Payne’s vehicle, a grey Toyota sedan, was located shortly after by police, with Payne allegedly still in the same clothing as he was previously identified in. Officers say Payne denied knowing the bill was fake and that he gave someone a $100 bill to receive a $50, two $20s, and a $10 bill in return. He wouldn’t, however, tell police who this man was. When he was taken into custody, police allegedly found a second counterfeit $50 in his pocket with an identical serial number on it.

While transporting Payne to the Franklin County Jail, police say he had previously looked at the bill and said “what the (expletive), it looks funny as hell, is it real?”.

Kendrick Payne is behind bars on $10,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for December 12th.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39305-CR-0000193-2023, Incident No.: C202313828