The four young men lounging at Oxnard's Spearmint Rhino nightclub may have thought it would be easy to tip the exotic dancers with counterfeit $100 bills, authorities said.
It turned out to be more difficult than they thought, police said, since one of the dancers is a stripper by night, and bank teller by day.
Authorities arrested four men early Wednesday after the dancer told them she had spotted the generous tip as fake.
Arrested on suspicion of attempting to pass counterfeit money and possession of counterfeit money were Pablo Martinez, 19, of Fillmore and Ricardo Medina, 18, Mustafa Mohammed Alomari, 19, and Arthur Zarate, 21, all of Oxnard. The men face felony charges that could bring up to 10 years in prison, Secret Service Agent Kevin Riordan said.
The men doled out about four phony bills to the dancers before one of them noticed something odd about the money, authorities said.