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Beacon Police Charge 2 With Using Counterfeit Money

Beacon police charged two local residents with passing counterfeit money at local businesses.
Beacon police charged two local residents with passing counterfeit money at local businesses. Photo Credit: en.wikipedia.org

BEACON, N.Y. -- Two people were charged Friday by the Beacon Police Department with passing counterfeit money at local businesses, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The two, caught on Main Street about 8:43 p.m., were Shatika Gorhan, 23, and Craig Roberts, 32, of Beacon. According to police, Gorhan was found with a large amount of counterfeit U.S. dollar bills when stopped. Roberts, who also had a large quantity of fake bills, as well as equipment to create the money, matched the description of a person who had used counterfeit cash at a business in Beacon, said the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Gorhan was charged with first-degree felony criminal possession of a forged instrument and criminal impersonation for trying to use a fake name when apprehended, the Journal reported. Roberts was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and felony criminal possession of a forged device. They are both being held at the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash/$20,000 bail, added the Poughkeepsie Journal.

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