Police: Man bought gift cards with bogus $50 bills

From staff reportsApril 18, 2013 

Kyree Reginald Easter


— Wake Forest and Raleigh police say a Wilmington man had a brief but successful run using bogus $50 bills to buy iTunes gift cards at Target stores.

In arrest warrants, the two departments charge that Kyree Reginald Easter, 21, of 1353 Spring Valley Road in Wilmington went to a Target store in Raleigh on April 11 and to a Target in each community on Tuesday, each time passing four counterfeit $50 bills to buy two $100 iTunes gift cards.

Wake Forest officers arrested Easter on Wednesday at the Target at 12000 Retail Drive, where they charged he was trying to do the same thing a fourth time.

In each instance, police said, the four bills bore the same serial number.

Easter is charged with a total of six counts of obtaining property by false pretense, one count of attempting to obtain property that way, five counts of forgery, three counts of uttering a forged instrument and with failing to appear in a court last year on another charge.

He was being held Thursday in lieu of $210,100 bail for a court appearance.

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