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Counterfeit Money Passed At Staples; Two Arrested

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Alfred Justice and Benita Montgomery (Norwich Police photos)

Alfred Justice and Benita Montgomery (Norwich Police photos)

Norwich Police have made two arrests after they were called to the Staples store on Salem Turnpike Wednesday night for a report of a person attempting to pass counterfeit currency.

Police say Benita Montgomery, 51, of Bedford, Massachusetts tried to buy items with a $100 bill that appeared to be counterfeit. She is charged with two counts of first-degree forgery and sixth-degree attempted larceny.

Police also arrested Alfred Justice, 41, of New Haven on a charge of interfering with an investigation. Police say he was found waiting for Montgomery in a vehicle outside.

Similar incidents have been reported in northeastern Connecticut and police are investigating whether there is a link.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Norwich Police Detective Trevor Robinson at 860-886-5561, extension 157 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 860-886-5561, extension 500.

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