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$18 Bar Bill Costs Fugitive His Freedom

December 13, 1987|United Press International

PHILADELPHIA — A squabble over an $18 liquor tab early Saturday led to the arrest of a man described as an international fugitive wanted on fraud and drug-peddling charges, police said.

William Coleman, a British subject sought by the FBI, Chicago police and Interpol, the international police agency, was arrested about 1 a.m. after he refused to pay his bar bill at a posh downtown hotel, authorities said.

Coleman, described as being in his mid-30s, had been using a phony name, but his true identity was discovered after a security guard at the Society Hill Sheraton Hotel recalled seeing Coleman's picture on an FBI wanted poster.

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