BETHLEHEM – Three from New York City are under arrest for a host of crimes including trying to pass 18 fake $100 bills at the CVS on Delaware Avenue.
According to Bethlehem Commander Adam Hornick, employees at the CVS alerted police of two subjects who passed the counterfeit cash on Friday, Sept. 1, in return for gift cards.
Later that day, at around 10:41 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 in Guilderland and during the interview the driver, 28-year-old Dejon Green of New York City, gave probable cause to search the vehicle and the occupants – 25-year-old Jamilla Rosa of Brooklyn and 21-year-old Christian Rivera of the Bronx.
During the search, 13 fake $100 bills were located along with a fake Visa card, several fake gift cards as well as stolen property and marijuana. Bethlehem police were alerted of the stop and joined the investigation.
State Police charged all three with 13 felonies of criminal possession of a forged instrument and the misdemeanor of criminal possession of stolen property.
Bethlehem police charged Rosa and Rivera with an additional 18 felonies of criminal possession of a forged instrument as well as grand larceny and conspiracy.
All three are charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and Green and Rivera were additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Rosa is currently on parole under the name Millie Perez and was also charged with criminal impersonation.
Rosa and Rivera were arraigned in the Town of Bethlehem Court by Judge Ryan Donovan and remanded to the Albany County jail without bail. Green was transported to the Albany County jail by State Police troopers pending arraignment in Guilderland Town Court.