Two men arrested for counterfeit bills
Published 1:04 am, Friday, April 23, 2010
Two men from Queens, N.Y. were arrested after allegedly trying to pass numerous counterfeit $100 bills to local Westport businesses.
According to the report, police received a complaint on April 19 that a man had just passed a counterfeit $100 bill at Amy Coe on Post Road East. At about the same time, police received another complaint that the same man had attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at Joe's Pizza on Post Road East.
A description of the man was broadcast to all the police officers and eventually a person matching the description, John Moncado-Moreno, 32, was seen getting out of a car at 1790 Post Road E. Manuel Londondo, 69, was the driver. Moncado-Moreno went into Garelick and Herbs and was arrested once he came back outside after reportedly paying with another counterfeit $100 bill. Londondo was also arrested. The U.S. Secret Service is assisting in the investigation
Police found out that Moncado-Moreno was wanted in New Jersey for an unspecified felony. He was charged with nine counts of first-degree forgery, six counts of sixth-degree larceny, criminal impersonation, fugitive arrest without warrant and attempt to commit sixth degree larceny. His bail was set at $500,000 and he is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on April 29.
Londondo was charged with nine counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree forgery, seven counts of conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, four counts of first-degree forgery and attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny. His bail was set at $100,000 and he is also scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on April 29.