Counterfeit Cash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police in Daphne say suspicious shopping habits exposed five suspects carrying an envelope containing 14-thousand dollars in counterfeit money at the Jubilee Square shopping center.

Arrested were 32-year-old Colby Thaddie of Ray Beach, Florida; 22-year-old Joseph Pellegrini of Boca Raton, Florida; 44-year-old Willie Jackson of Palm Beach Florida, and 37-year-old Darren Smith of Castleberry, Florida.

A juvenile was also arrested and each were charged with possession of counterfeit money.

Lt. Danny Bell said the suspects took turns shopping in the same stores during Friday's holiday rush. He said one group would go into the store and make retail purchases using 100 dollar counterfeit bills.

The second group would go to the store later to return the merchandise and receive real currency in the refund.

The U-S Secret Service is assisting with the investigation.


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