An Aleppo Township man has been charged with purchasing a laptop with counterfeit money in Moon Township, then attempting to return the device to a local store for cash.
Craig Anthony Moore, 28, of Rhodes Avenue, was arrested Feb. 19 at the Super Kmart on Market Place Boulevard, after store employees contacted police and said a man who purchased a laptop with counterfeit money was attempting to return it in exchange for money.
Moore is believed to have bought the Acer laptop, valued at $350, on an earlier date at the Kmart location off Beaver Grade Road, according to police.
Moon Township police have charged Moore with theft by deception, receiving stolen property, forgery and driving with a suspended license.
A Secret Service investigation is ongoing as to whether the man is manufacturing counterfeit money, according to a criminal complaint.
Moore was charged last year with stealing a parked car in Aleppo and taking items from numerous vehicles in Moon and Aleppo residential plans.
A preliminary hearing on the latest charges is scheduled for Feb. 26.
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