Suspect from DeFuniak Springs being held on two felony counts.

Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department were called to La Rumba on New Year’s Day for suspected counterfeit bills.

According to a DSPD press release, employees told officers that a white male had ordered food and paid with counterfeit $20 bills. The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Kevin Ray Rose of DeFuniak Springs, became upset and exited the restaurant before police could arrive.

On Tuesday, officers responded to Sundown Inn. A motel employee stated that a man he identified as Rose had checked in and paid for his room using counterfeit bills. Officers made contact with Rose who denied knowing the bills were reproductions.

Early Wednesday afternoon, detectives and an investigator with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office tracked down Rose at a residence outside of DeFuniak Springs. During questioning, Rose made inconsistent statements as to who provided him the bills and to his knowledge of them being counterfeit.

Rose was arrested on two felony counts of uttering counterfeit bills and booked into the Walton County Jail. He is being held without bond awaiting first appearance.