A man from the Bronx, NY was arrested Tuesday on forgery and larceny charges, accused of using what Greenwich Police say were fake $100 bills. He was caught with more bogus bills about 9 p.m. as he prepared to enter another business, a Greenwich Police spokesman said.
Lt. Kraig Gray said the suspect used the fake Benjamins at Whole Foods, A&P and Chicken Joe's West. Chicken Joe's refused to accept the bill, Gray said. "He was on his way into the (Putnam) Shell station when he was caught."
Michael A. Perez, 21, of 2475 Hughes Ave., Bronx, NY, was charged with two counts of sixth-degree larceny, three counts of first-degree forgery and criminal attempt at first-degree forgery.
Gray said he would not comment on whether police are investigating if there is a connection between these incidents and one in mid-February where a man used a fake $100 bill to buy lunch and a pack of cigarettes at a Byram deli.
Perez was unable to post $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear March 13 in state Superior Court in Stamford.