An Illinois man is accused of using fake $20 bills to pay for a meal at an Eau Claire restaurant.

Anthony L. Warren, 31, of Champaign, is charged in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of uttering a forgery.

A $100 cash bail was set for Warren, who returns to court Wednesday.

As a condition of bail, Warren cannot have contact with Texas Roadhouse.

According to the criminal complaint:

Employees with Texas Roadhouse, 5019 Keystone Crossing, said a customer paid for his bill Tuesday with three fake $20 bills.

Warren left the restaurant quickly after leaving the bills on the table.

Police found Warren at an Eau Claire hotel based on the description of the truck he was driving.

Warren admitted he used the fake bills to pay for dinner because he didn't have any money left in his checking account.

Warren said he received the bills from a friend in Illinois, and never intended to use them.

If convicted, Warren could be sentenced to up to three years in prison.

Contact: 715-833-9207, dan.holtz@ecpc.com