Garner police add counterfeit money charges in Wilmington man’s case

From staff reportsMay 13, 2013 

— A man who already faced charges that he passed phony $50 bills at Target stores in Raleigh, Wake Forest and Knightdale is now charged with doing that at a Target in Garner.

Kyree Reginald Easter, 21, of Wilmington was being held in the Wake County Detention Center when Garner police served him with arrest warrants on Friday.

The charges were forging an instrument and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Easter was arrested April 18 at a Target store in Wake Forest, where police alleged he was trying to use four bogus $50 bills to buy two $100 iTunes gift cards.

Wake Forest police accused him of doing it once there before, and Raleigh police accused him of two instances.

Knightdale police added a charge later.

After police and a United States Secret Service agent questioned Easter following his arrest, they searched the dormitory suite of a St. Augustine’s University student.

Brian Keith Moore, 21, who lived in the suite, is charged with several counts of possessing forged instruments, obtaining property by false pretenses and conspiring with Easter.

The new charge against Easter involves counterfeit money that police said was used on Feb. 12.

According to search warrants in the case, the scheme involved passing counterfeit money for the iTunes cards at one Target, then returning them at a different store and getting back genuine currency.

After the newest charges, records show that Easter’s bail stands at $107,100.

He was scheduled to appear in court Monday on the new charges.

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