BETHLEHEM – Police arrested two people for passing counterfeit $100 bills at the CVS on Delaware Avenue.
When police stopped the vehicle, they found 30 fake $100s, a counterfeit $20, a bullet proof vest and police uniforms. Two fake 100s were found at the CVS.
According to Cmdr. Adam Hornick, on Tuesday, July 31, at around 2:30 p.m., police received a complaint from an employee at CVS about a woman trying to buy gift cards with the fake $100s.
When 18-year-old Madelyn Garcia of the Bronx, left the store an employee provided information about the car she got into and Anthony Caldwell, 23, also of the Bronx, was driving.
They are charged with 10 felony counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. Garcia was also charged with a misdemeanor attempted petit larceny and Caldwell is charged with a misdemeanor of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and was ticketed with driving with tinted windows.
Police, and the U.S. Secret Service, are still investigating the discovery of the police uniforms and if the two passed any fake bills at any other store.
Garcia and Caldwell were arraigned in Bethlehem Town Court by Judge Andrew Kirby. Garcia was remanded to the Albany County jail without bail because she was already on bail after getting arrested in New York City for robbery. Caldwell was remanded on $20,000 bail.
They are due back in court on Aug. 3.
Anyone with information on the subjects in asked to call Bethlehem Police at 518-439-9973.