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Counterfeit C-note Nets Two Arrests

Officers arrested a New York City man and woman following an investigation into the passing of counterfeit bills, police said today.

According to the arrest report, Destiny Poole, 20, and Dayvon Jordan, 25, were arrested Friday in Stamford after Westport officers contacted by the Office of Adult Probation, where the suspects were being held on active warrants in connection with a March 2 incident.

That was when Westport officers were called to assist the Fairfield Police Department with a motor vehicle stop that had been made on Post Road East in Westport.

Their vehicle had been stopped by a Fairfield officer in connection with a “be-on-the-lookout broadcast” which sought it in reference to an investigation into the use and passing of counterfeit bills in Fairfield, Lt. Anthony Prezioso said.

“Upon stopping the vehicle, suspected counterfeit currency was located within it along with three merchandise bags from two Westport businesses,” Prezioso said.

This led officers to suspect counterfeit currency may have been passed in Westport.

Prezioso said a Detective Bureau investigation of the two Westport stores found a bogus $100 bill among the cash receipts.

“A review of video surveillance confirmed that one of the males arrested by the Fairfield Police Department was the same suspect that had entered the store, selected the merchandise and made the purchase using the counterfeit currency,” Prezioso said.

Arrest warrants was sought and granted. On Friday both were arrested in Stamford, where they were being held on the warrants by the Office of Adult Probation and transported to Westport Police Headquarters where they were charged.

Jordan was charged with first-degree forgery and sixth-degree larceny, as well as conspiracy to commit both. Police charged Poole with conspiracy to commit first-degree forgery and sixth-degree larceny.

Each was released after posting a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday, Oct. 9.

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