COLONIE – Police arrested three women from New York City on Monday, Nov. 28 for allegedly possessing counterfeit $100 bills.
According to Lt. Robert Winn, the department received a call from employees at Chuck E Cheese in Latham Farms about a female who passed a fake $100.
She and two others left the store and fled in a 2007 Mercedes Benz after the manager confronted her about the bill.
Officer Matthew Garrigan located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. While he was interviewing the three occupants, the rear passenger fled on foot.
The officer detained the two occupants in the vehicle and apprehended the one who ran.
Three ripped up counterfeit $100 bills and a bag of marijuana were found in the parking lot of Home Depot where the passenger was apprehended.
After searching the car, 13 counterfeit $100 bills were found with the serial numbers LH6744540B, LF84330048J, JF51970215B and LED27052208D.
Police believe they may have passed similar counterfeit $100 bills in the Capital District. Anyone who thinks they may have come across one of the fake $100 bills is asked to call police.
Felecia Barrett, 29, of 450 West 162nd St., Kenyanna S. Cummings, 19, of 15926 Harlem River Drive and Felicity Reid, 16, of 301 West 154th St. face felony criminal possession of a forged instrument charges.
Cummings faces the additional felony of tampering with physical evidence, the misdemeanor of criminal impersonation and a violation of possession of marijuana.