Two charged again with passing fake $100 bills
STAMFORD -- Two of four Brooklyn suspects charged by Darien police two weeks ago with passing fake $100 bills were arrested Monday by Stamford police and charged with passing counterfeit $100s at four Stamford stores on the same day.
Stanley Alexander, 23, of E. 85th St., and James Fortune, 19, of E. 93rd St., Brooklyn, were charged Monday with five counts each of first-degree forgery and sixth-degree larceny and single counts of conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and attempted sixth-degree larceny.
Stamford Police Sgt. Peter diSpagna said after Darien police caught the suspects on July 19 with $3,000 worth of fake $100s, detectives found additional receipts on Alexander and Fortune that showed they had first come to Stamford to pass the bills.
The receipts showed the two had cashed the bills at Staples on Summer Street, EB Games on Summer Street, Children's Place on Summer Street and Radio Shack on High Ridge Road, diSpagna said.
DiSpagna said Alexander also tried to cash a $100 bill at CVS on Summer Street, but he was turned away.