The Bethlehem Police Department arrested David L. Pearson, Jr., 50, of Albany, on Wednesday, March 20, at approximately 4:37 p.m., after he allegedly attempted to use counterfeit money at a Mr. Subb.
The clerk at the Glenmont Mr. Subb immediately recognized the counterfeit bills when Pearson attempted to make a purchase and called police, according to police reports. Pearson was only a short distance from the store when police arrived and arrested him.
Police allegedly found Pearson in possession of an undisclosed amount of additional counterfeit bills.
Pearson was arraigned in Bethlehem Town Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility without bail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, in Bethlehem Town Court.
Police are working with the State Police and the Secret Service because Pearson could be responsible for additional complaints throughout the Capital District, police said. Anyone who may have information is asked to call Bethlehem detectives at 439-9973.