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Monday, September 28, 2015

Arrest After Bogus Bill Passed at McDonald’s

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Reginald Boyd: free on $2,500 bond. Westport Police photo

Westport Police Sunday night arrested a Stamford man for counterfeit bills after he slipped a bogus $100 bill to a cashier at McDonald’s to get change to pay a cab driver who would not accept such a large bill, Capt. Samuel Arciola said today.

“Investigating officers learned that the patron took a taxi to the McDonald’s, and that the suspect had attempted to pay the cab fare with a $100 bill,” Arciola said. 

When the driver was unable to make change for the fare, Arciola added, the suspect purchased an item at the Post Road East restaurant and received change.

He said officers later arrested Reginald Boyd, 21, after responding to the location the cab driver had dropped him off.

“When officers encountered the suspect, they discovered that he was in possession of an additional seven counterfeit bills,” Arciola said. “Some of the bills had the same serial numbers printed on them.”

Charged with eight counts first-degree forgery and one count of sixth-degree larceny, Boyd was released after posting a $2,500 bond.

He is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

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