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New York Man Charged with Passing Counterfeit Bills at Casino

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ A New York man has been charged with passing counterfeit $100 bills at a mini baccarat table at the Mohegan Sun casino in eastern Connecticut.

Police at the casino charged 53-year-old Pei Xiang Tie of Flushing, N.Y., with first-degree forgery Wednesday night.

Authorities say a search of money drop boxes and review of surveillance video showed that Tie passed $1,700 worth of bogus $100 bills.

He was held in lieu of $5,000 cash-only bail and is expected to be arraigned at Norwich Superior Court on Thursday. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

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