Counterfeit $1,000 notes in MoBay
THE Montego Bay Police have warned business persons in and around Montego Bay, to be on the lookout for counterfeit $1,000 notes that bear the serial number AC255742.
The warning follows the arrest of two Montego Bay men who were caught, during separate incidents, trying to buy goods with the counterfeit money.
One of the men, 41-year-old Ronald “Redhead” Campbell pleaded guilty to a charge of uttering counterfeit notes, when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Campbell was arrested on August 5, after he used one of the false notes to purchase three bottles of Guinness at a Super Plus Store.
The cashier, who became suspicious of Campbell, called in the police and he was arrested.
He is to be sentenced on August 23.
In the meantime, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of another accused, 26-year-old Miguel Thompson of Union Street in Montego Bay, who was booked to appear in court on Wednesday on the same charges, but failed to appear.
Reports are that Thompson was arguing with a cashier at Citibar in Montego Bay, after he had tendered one of the counterfeit notes, when a policeman who was nearby intervened and searched him.
The searched reportedly turned up $4,000 worth of the counterfeit notes, following which he was charged.