Sunday, May 26, 2024


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. Image
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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