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Hartford man charged with using counterfeit money at Niantic CVS

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East Lyme — A man from Hartford was charged with using counterfeit money at a CVS in Niantic on Monday, town police said.

Anthony Woods, 20, of 28 East Raymond St., Hartford, was charged Monday with first-degree forgery, criminal misrepresentation, criminal impersonation and interfering with an officer, according to the East Lyme Police Department.

An officer spotted Woods allegedly trying to make a purchase using counterfeit money at the CVS at 58 Pennsylvania Ave. about 5:24 p.m. Monday and immediately took Woods into custody and called for backup, police said.

Officers found $560 in counterfeit bills in Woods’ possession, police said.

Woods allegedly tried to tell police that he was 16-years-old and refused to show officers his ID, police said.

East Lyme police said their department and other law enforcement agencies in the region are continuing to investigate Woods' possible connection to other counterfeit currency in the region, as he was believed to have accomplices with him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the East Lyme Police Department at (860) 739-590.


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