Man arrested trying to pass counterfeit cash at Harrison Rite Aid

Harrison Police arrested an East Orange man on Tuesday who tried to buy products with counterfeit money at a Rite Aid.

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Luis Velasquez, the store manager of the location at 432 Bergen St. says 51-year-old Joseph Marshall attempted to pay with a counterfeit $10 bill.

It wasn’t Marshall’s first time doing that.

Velasquez recognized him from three past encounters, during which the manager alerted his cashiers, who tested the money and confirmed it was counterfeit.

Marshall says he obtained the counterfeit money in his change at a store where he made a previous purchase.

Recovered from the scene were four counterfeit $10 bills. Three of the bills had been previously used by Marshall to pay for products and one was from the above date.

A Staples receipt for the purchase of Epson T220 color ink was also recovered.

Marshall was charged with Forged Writing and Theft By Deception and issued a warrant.

Bail was set at $10,000 with a 10 percent option.

Marshall was unable to post bail and was transported to Hudson County Correctional Center.