NY Man Arrested In Connection To MA Forgery Scheme


Massachusetts State Police

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.