Two adult males were reportedly attempting to use fraudulent money at Cigarettes Cheaper on the 1500 block fo Sycamore Avenue, Hercules, on Tuesday.
Patch has learned that a Hercules resident and a Martinez resident were arrested for the crime, according to the Hercules Police Department:
The reporting party said two adult males were attempting to make a purchase with fraudulent money. The males were located in front of Big Lots. 27 year old Justin Conlon, of Martinez, was determined to have a felony $25k warrant out of Napa County, for possession of stolen property. 25 year old Brandon Thomas-Harris, of Hercules was in possession of 3 fraudulent $20 bills. Harris was identified as the person who made a purchase with $20 bills, and attempted to make another purchase with two additional counterfeit $20 bills.
Both subjects were associated with a vehicle parked in the parking lot. The vehicle was towed Incident to the arrest, as it was parked on private property. An inventory check was conducted and two large black suitcases were found in the vehicle. The suitcases contained mail, and various documents.
The items came from a large number of victims, living in 20 different Cities, spanning four Counties. Conlon was arrested for the outstanding warrant and Possession of Stolen Property. Thomas-Harris was arrested for Burglary (entering a business with the intent to commit theft), Possession of Counterfeit Money, Possession of Stolen Property, and Passing Counterfeit Money. Both suspects were transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. This incident is still under investigation.
This story originated on Hercules Patch.