ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police say an Albany man faces charges stemming from a counterfeit money investigation.
Sheriff’s Investigators say they got information that a man from Albany was making large amounts of counterfeit US currency and selling it to other individuals.
Sheriff’s Investigators identified the individual as 22-year-old Ali Amadu Haruna.
On Friday August 19 authorities executed a search warrant at Haruna’s home. Sheriff’s Investigators ended up seizing 32 counterfeit U.S. currency bills along with $5,041 in non-counterfeit US currency.
Sheriff’s Investigators also seized numerous items used in the manufacturing of counterfeit US currency such as printers, scanners, laptops and paper. Two skimming devices commonly used in making counterfeit credit cards were also taken.
Haruna was charged with eight counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree, a felony.
Haruna was arraigned in the City of Albany Criminal Court by the Honorable Judge William Carter and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000.00 bail.
The investigation is on-going and additional criminal charges are possible.