Update - March 24, 2014 - Crimes Against Property Squad detectives report the arrest of Brattie Guerra, 21, of 46 Weberfield Avenue, Freeport in connection with the below incident.
Original Press Release - Rockville Centre, NY - March 25th, 2014 - The Crimes Against Property Squad reports the details of two arrests for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument that occurred on March 24, 2014 in Rockville Centre.
According to detectives, on March 23, 2014 defendants Ramel Epps, 23, of 37 Elm Street, Freeport and Frederick Barrett (pictured right), 31, of 134 Long Beach Road, Hempstead along with two (2) females (not yet arrested), entered CVS 598 Merrick Road and made purchases using counterfeit $100 dollar bills. On March 24, 2014 at 12:19 AM the two defendants entered the same CVS store and tried to purchase more items using additional counterfeit $100 dollar bills. Employees from the store recognized the men and called Rockville Centre police. The defendants were arrested without incident. Subsequent to an arrest the defendants were found to have fifty five (55) counterfeit $100 dollar bills in their possession.
Defendant Epps is charged with 31 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. Defendant Barrett is being charged with 19 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. They will be arraigned on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at First District Court, Hempstead.