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Philly Man Used Counterfeit $100 Bills at Center Point Stores, Police Say

Warminster police say at least 20 fake $100 bills were found in a Philadelphia man's car last month.

Charges were filed last week against a Philadelphia man who allegedly used counterfeit $100 bills to make purchases Oct. 13 at several stores in the Center Point Shopping Center on Street Road in Warminster.

Robert Rackley, 21, of the 1200 block of Stewarts Way in Philadelphia, faces one felony count of forgery and multiple misdemeanors of theft by deception and receiving stolen property after Warminster officers allegedly discovered multiple counterfeit $100 bills in his car.

Officers responded to Center Point Plaza after a caller reported someone using fake hundred dollar bills to make purchases at the GameStop, according to the affidavit. According to the report, a car matching the description was spotted by police in the parking lot, and the driver matched the description given to police.

Rackley and his passenger were asked to sit on the curb, and a GameStop employee identified Rackley as the man who attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill, according to the affidavit.

Asked if he had any $100 bills in his pockets, Rackley produced a bill that officers discerned as counterfeit, the affidavit says. According to officers, the printing was bleeding through the other side, no security features were visible and the paper felt like construction paper. The criminal complaint says the Secret Service advised it was aware of the serial numbers being used on counterfeit bills.

During a search of the vehicle, the affidavit says, officers found three marijuana cigarettes and another $100 bill in the center console with matching serial numbers. In the trunk, according to police, officers found a folded up piece of paper with 16 $100 bills with the same serial numbers and receipts from TJ Maxx, GNC and Rite Aid. A later search of CD jewel boxes in the passenger side door revealed four more $100 bills with the identical serial number, according to the complaint.

Rackley's preliminary hearing has been tentatively scheduled for Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. in front of District Judge Daniel Finello.
Safoo Sunni November 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM
another human trash coming to warminster

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