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Bogus ‘Benjamins’ Suspect Re-arrested in New York

A Brooklyn man nabbed with two others in June 2012 for passing counterfeit $100 bills at businesses along Westport’s Post Road was rearrested New Year’s Eve in Hudson, N.Y. where he had finished up serving time on similar charges, Westport Police said.

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Aton Austin: held on $100,100 bond. Westport Police photo

Aton Austin, 33, was arrested on a prearranged custody transfer via re-arrest stemming from the June 2012 case, according to Capt. Vincent Penna.

“He ended up serving his time in New York,” Penna said, noting that the crime there “pre-dated our arrest in Connecticut at the time.”

Penna said that Austin was one of three arrested in June 2012 for passing $100 bills at businesses “up and down Route 1.”

Held in lieu of a $100,100 bond, Austin is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Friday, Jan 9.

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