Darien PD busts possible counterfeiting ring
Updated 12:15 pm, Saturday, July 21, 2012
Four Brooklyn residents are facing multiple charges after Darien Police busted a possible counterfeit ring Thursday afternoon.
According to the report, an employee at Leary's Liquor Cabinet, 186 Heights Road, called police to report that an individual attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at about 3:50 p.m. Thursday. The employee said when the store rejected the bill, the man left and went to the nearby Stop & Shop.
When officers arrived on scene, they observed a man matching the description given by employees walking toward a vehicle in the Stop & Shop parking lot.
Police identified the subject as Stanley Alexander, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Alexander had a receipt on him from Stop & Shop indicating that he had made a $9.56 purchase. The receipt showed that he paid using a $100 bill, and police said he had $90.44 in his possession. Police recovered the bill from Stop & Shop and determined it was counterfeit.
A subsequent search of the vehicle produced several counterfeit $100 bills, close to $3,000 in cash and goods that were recently purchased from local stores such as CVS, Staples, Stop & Shop, GameStop and RadioShack.
The four subjects were each charged with four counts of first-degree forgery, three counts of sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and criminal attempt at sixth-degree larceny.
Charles posted 10,000 bond; the remaining suspects were held on $10,000 bond and were scheduled to appear in court today.
Based on the property and cash that was recovered in their vehicle, police determined that the four subjects are responsible for between 20 to 25 additional incidents that took place in the Darien and Stamford area.