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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