(CBS Seattle) —  A man walked into the Centralia Municipal Court Tuesday and tried to pay a traffic ticket with counterfeit money, KIRO TV reported.

The court clerk told KIRO TV that when the man handed over the cash, the two $20 bills were “way off in color and did not look real.” The clerk contacted police, but the man took off before police could catch him.

Police did confirm to KIRO TV that the bills were counterfeit; both of them had the same serial number.

The man could be charged with felony forgery.

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