Man jailed after buying pizza with fake cash

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A PIZZA-LOVER from South Yorkshire has been jailed after trying to pay for a fast-food delivery with counterfeit cash.

Nathan McEvoy, from Windermere Court, North Anston, was jailed for a total of eight months at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court after admitting two charges of using forged £20 notes and one of possessing some.

The court heard the 22-year-old told police he had bought eight forged £20 notes for £10 each, knowing they were fake.

He told police two of the notes were passed to a pizza shop in Dinnington in exchange for the delivery of pizza last month.

PC Mick Fletcher said: “This type of offence undermines the economy. The courts can only pass a strong deterrent when assessing the length of the sentence.”