On Thursday February 1st, at approximately 9PM, Trooper’s Ethan Hillman and Benjamin Gelb of the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Sturbridge stopped a Honda Accord on Route 84 eastbound in the town of Holland, for traveling with its high beams on affecting heavy traffic.
The driver was a 23 year old male from Brooklyn, New York. He was found to be operating on a suspended license and was placed under arrest.
During the towing inventory, seven counterfeit $100 dollar bills were located along with numerous credit cards and an ATM card reader also known as a skimmer. Numerous bags of merchandise with receipts totaling $18,041.78 were also located.
The driver was brought to the Sturbridge Barracks for booking and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, forgery of documents, uttering counterfeit notes, possession of contrivance designed to create a credit instrument and failure to dim headlights.
The US Secret Service assisted the Troopers in the positive identification of the counterfeit money and credit cards.