Counterfeit $100 bills were passed at two local stores on Monday, according to Port Chester police.
Police believe it was the same man who used the fake currency to make small purchases at the A.I. Friedman store, 495 Boston Post Road in the Kohl’s Plaza and at the nearby Carvel store at 431 Boston Post Road within just a few minutes.
The A.I. Friedman store reported getting a counterfeit $100 bill at about 4:10 p.m. when a customer purchased a picture frame. At about 4:15 p.m., the Carvel store reported it too had recieved a fake $100 bill from a customer.
Port Chester police Lt. James Ladeairous said the fake bills looked very real and even passed one type of security check. However, Ladeairous said a close inspection of the bills revealed they were fake.
The man who distributed the bills was described as a black, wearing a white shirt and bluejeans. Additional details about his description were not available.
Ladeairous said his department has not come across many local instances of counterfeit currency being passed.