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Three People Arrested in Separate Counterfeit Ca$h Cases in Cortland

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Cortland Police have busted three people who were caught passing counterfeit cash.

Valarie-Vallimont-LARGE48-year-old Valerie Vallimont of 79 Central Ave was arrested Tuesday and charged with a misdemeanor charge of petit larceny and a felony count of possessing a forged instrument.

Police say she used a bogus $20 bill to purchase items at the Port Watson Street Hess Mart. Vallimont was ticketed and released.

In a separate case, Cortland Police arrested 41-year-old Jeffrey Thomas of 3582 Preston Road, Cincinnatus and 24-year-old Jorja Heffron of 7 Willow Ave.

Jeff-thomas_Jorja-heffrom-LARGEBoth are charged with a felony count of possessing a forged instrument, felony count of manufacturing methamphetamine, and a misdemeanor charge of drug possession.

Police say the pair used counterfeit money at the Palm Gardens Tavern on Elm Street. They were found nearby with a backpack containing the items to make meth as well as additional fake bills.

Both were sent to the county jail. Thomas was held on $5 thousand dollars cash or $10 thousand dollars bond and Heffron was held on $2500 cash or $5 thousand dollars cash.

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