Four people were charged with forgery and other crimes after police said they tried to pass counterfeit $20 bills at a gas station.
According to arrest warrants, they scanned a real $20 and printed 32 copies of it. That gave all the bogus bills the same serial number.
Kurtis Lorin Clark, 18, of 3809 Blue Horizon Drive near Apex, and Gregory Paul Smith, 16, of 5613 Deerborn Drive near Apex, were each charged with two counts of possessing five or more counterfeit instruments, two counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and one count of forgery of an instrument.
Geovani Israel Camey, 19, of 7208 Lake Wheeler Road, which carries a Wake Forest address, was charged with one count of forgery and one count of possession. Dominick Louis Monaco, 18, of 701 Treviso Lane in Apex, was charged with being an accessory after the fact and with forgery.
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Police said Monaco “received a text message from Kurtis Clark telling him to get rid of the money. He then took 32 counterfeit $20 bills out of Kurtis Clark’s car and placed them in a sewer grate.”
A worker at a Kangaroo station where police said Clark and Smith tried to pass the money refused to take it and contacted police, Capt. Ann Stephens said.