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Cops: Men Used Counterfeit Bills in Levittown

Two men were arrested for trying to make purchases with counterfeit bills in Levittown on Monday, said

Nassau County police.


Eric Smith, 19, of Brooklyn, attempted to purchase dog food, a greeting card and cupcakes in three stores on Newbridge Road Monday afternoon, according to police. He was spotted by a business owner who had accepted one of the forged bills earlier in the day. The store owner notified the police, who arrested Smith.

Shawn Harewood, 25, of Connecticut, who police say was acting in concert with Smith, was also arrested after police found a bag holding $2,000 worth of counterfeit bills in his possession.

Both men were charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument. They will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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