Iowa man charged with felony theft for using fake $100 bills

Man bought a car in southern Minnesota on Saturday night.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017 11:10 AM
Updated: Nov. 13, 2017 11:10 AM
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Rochester, Minn. – An Iowa man is facing a felony motor vehicle theft charge after the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said he paid for a car with counterfeit $100 bills.
Authorities say 26-year-old Terry Lee Grotegut Jr., of Waukon, is facing charges for felony motor vehicle theft, theft by swindle, theft with counterfeit currency, fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and weapons charges for having brass knuckles.
Grotegut Jr. bought a 1998 Audi A-4 around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at a convenience store and was found at a Kwik Trip in Spring Valley.
Grotegut Jr. said he didn’t know about the counterfeit bills and said he sold a motorcycle earlier in the day and used that cash from that to buy the car. A small amount of methamphetamine was found on him.

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