Man charged with passing phony cash
Published 12:00 am, Friday, August 28, 2015
New Canaan Police arrested an Orange, N.J, man in connection last Friday with a May 9 incident where two men entered Walgreens Pharmacy at 36 Pine St., and bought two $500 gift cards using counterfeit $100 bills, according to New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro.
Michael LaBeach, 26, of Orange, 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 focused on LaBeach beginning in May after he was arrested with two other out-of-state men by Newtown Police for passing counterfeit bills at a Walgreens, Ferraro said. In that instance, police intercepted LaBeach and his accomplices on the Interstate 84 on-ramp at Exit 11.
New Canaan took custody of LaBeach at the Danbury Superior Court where he was detained on an unrelated charge, and he was released after posting bond in court. His next court date was not available, Ferraro said.