Four People Arrested For Passing Fake $20 Bills in Cortland County
Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested four people in two separate counterfeit cash cases.
This past Saturday County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Lil Treat Ice Cream Shoppe on Route 11 in Polkville for three people trying to pass counterfeit twenty dollar bills.
By the time officers arrived the three suspects had left the store, they were located a short distance away on Weaver Road.
37 year old Richard Small II of 14 1/2 East Ave., Cortland was arrested and charged with felony count of possessing a forged instrument. 22 year old Bronson Marshall of 7 West Main, McGraw was also charged with a single felony count of possessing a forged instrument.
Deputies charged 23 year old Rhonda Ripley of 10 Northcliff Street, Cortland with a felony count of possessing a forged instrument, and 11 felony counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. Officers found Ripley in possession of 11 counterfeit twenty dollar bills, when she was booked into the county jail.
Small and Marshall were arraigned in the Town of Cortlandville Court and held on no bail, they are due in court today.
Ripley was arraigned in the City Court and held on $1000 cash bail or $2000 bond. The investigation is continuing and further charges may be pending.
In a separate case County Police arrested a Town of Homer resident for passing bogus twenty dollar bills at a gas station in Preble.
On Monday Deputies arrested 25 year old Shylo Locke of 6092 Cold Brook Road, the arrest follows an investigation that began at the end of March.
Locke was charged with three felony counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument for passing counterfeit twenty dollar bills on March 25th and 27th 2013 at the Dunkin Donut store in the Mirabito gas station in Preble.
Locke will be arraigned in Preble Town Court today.