COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police arrested three people they say were passing counterfeit money in the Capital Region.
Police say a woman left Chuck E Cheese at Latham Farms after a manager confronted her about a counterfeit $100 bill she used.
Police located the vehicle, a gray 2007 Mercedes Benz C280, and stopped it as it was exiting the Chuck E Cheese parking lot.
While interviewing the occupants of the vehicle, police say the rear passenger, identified as 19-year-old Kenyanna Cummings, fled on foot. Police were able to detain the driver, 29-year-old Felecia Barrett, and the other passenger, a 16-year-old girl, and then chase down and arrest Cummings.
Police say they found three ripped up counterfeit $100 bills and a bag of marijuana in the parking lot of the Home Depot where Cummings was apprehended.
An additional 13 counterfeit $100 bills were found in the vehicle after a search.
Police say their investigation found that the defendants may have passed similar counterfeit bills in the Capital District. The serial numbers of the counterfeit bills include LH67445440B, LF84330048J, JF51970215B, and LE27052208D.
Cummings was charged with four counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, three counts of tampering with physical evidence, second-degree criminal impersonation, and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Barrett and the teen were charged with three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.
All three were sent to the Albany County Correctional Facility.