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Hoboken Police arrested four men for trying to buy gift cards at the Madison Street ShopRite with fake $10, $20 and $100 bills.
The men were charged with forgery.
According to officers, they’ve seen a recent uptick in local businesses reporting bogus money or stolen credit cards being passed.
A ShopRite employee told the store manager Shaquan McPherson of Jersey City attempted to buy $2,000 worth of gift cards.
A police officer stopped the 19-year-old on 5th and Monroe Street, where McPherson said he didn’t do anything wrong and was only buying two gift cards of $40.
Then McPherson showed the officer three $10 bills and three $20 bills. The $20s had the same serial number. The other bills had no tech stripe and no security stripe.
Police say another eight $100s in Mcpherson’s pocket were also fake, along with a $20 bill, totaling $910 in counterfeit cash.
Hoboken Police charged McPherson with forgery and possession of CDS (capsule of oxycodeine) without a prescription.
Willie Harris, 45, of the Bronx was charged with forgery.
Cashmere Davis, 20, of the Bronx was charged with forgery.
Davaughn Hopson, 27, of Jersey City was charged with forgery.
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