Two New York men are in custody after being accused of manufacturing counterfeit money at the Red Roof Inn in Troy, Ill. (Credit: Troy Police Department)
TROY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Two New York men are in custody after being accused of manufacturing counterfeit money at the Red Roof Inn in Troy, Ill.
Troy Chief of Police, Brads Parsons, said Linvol Cummings, 32, and Rashaun Fogle, 27, both of Brooklyn, New York, are being charged with forgery and money laundering.
The two men were caught on June 24 when officers responded to the Red Roof Inn and recognized items used to manufacture counterfeit currency, according to police.
Both suspects were then brought into Troy Police Department for questioning. The investigation revealed that both suspects were making counterfeit money and using the money to purchase items at various stores in the Metro East.
The suspects later return the same items and obtained real U.S. currency from the transaction.
On June 26, the evidence was presented to Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office and felony warrants were issued for both Cummings and Fogle.
“These suspects traveled from Brooklyn, New York to Troy thinking they could commit these crimes. They were not aware of the caliber of officers we have working here,” said Chief Parsons.
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