Out-of-state trio charged with using fake money at local stores
Three out-of-state people were charged Monday with using counterfeit money at local stores.
The incident unfolded about 7:45 p.m. Monday when a man tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill at the Super Stop & Shop store on Post Road East, but the fake currency was detected by a store employee and the man left, according to the report.
The man, with two accomplices, then went to the nearby Walgreens pharmacy at 1870 Post Road East, where police said two of the suspects -- identified as Anthony Canales, 27, and Leslie Canales, 24, of Bronx, N.Y.,-- used counterfeit money to make a purchase. Meanwhile, the third suspect, Jada Robles, 22, of Newark, N.J., waited outside in a car.
The trio was detained a short time later in the Walgreens parking lot based on a description provided by Stop & Shop employees who had alerted police about the earlier incident.
Police said they found a large number of counterfeit bills in the suspects' vehicle. In the course of the investigation, led by Officer Scott Morrison, police said they determined the suspects had also passed a counterfeit $100 bill at the other local Walgreens pharmacy at 880 Post Road East.
All three were charged with 24 counts of first-degree forgery, 24 counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree forgery, two counts of sixth-degree larceny and two counts of conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.
Bond for each suspect was set at $50,000.