NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford Man is charged for using counterfeit money at a bar only a day after he was arrested on the same charge.

New Bedford Police say 22-year-old James Richard Rossi was charged Wednesday after he used four fake $50 bills at the Whiskey Lounge on Acushnet Avenue on Monday and Tuesday. The counterfeit bills were discovered when the owner of the bar tried to deposit the bills at a bank Tuesday night.

Police again charged Rossi with uttering fake bills. He was arrested on Tuesday for using similar phony bills at Tilia's Cafe on Acushnet Avenue.

Police are warning business owners to carefully check money. The bills Rossi used were unevely cut and did not have watermarks.

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