Man charged in scam to pass counterfeit bills
Updated 2:21 pm, Tuesday, September 22, 2015
New Canaan Police arrested a Brooklyn, N.Y., man in connection with a May incident in which two men at Walgreens Pharmacy allegedly used counterfeit $100 bills to purchase two $500 gift cards, according to New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro.
Dnell Fairman Campbell, 21, of E. 43rd St., Brooklyn, was charged by warrant with first-degree forgery, conspiracy to commit first-degree forgery, fifth-degree larceny, and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny, according to Ferraro.
Police began focusing on Campbell in May after he was arrested with Michael LaBeach, an Orange, N.J., man and a third man by Newtown Police for passing counterfeit $100 bills at a Walgreens there, according to police reports. In that instance, police intercepted LaBeach and Campbell and the third man on the Interstate 84 on-ramp at Exit 11.
Campbell was held on $20,000 bond and is to appear in state Superior Court in Norwalk, according to police.