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Two arrests made in connection with counterfeit $100 bills

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Contributed photo Two arrests were made in connection with counterfeit $100 bills in Bethlehem.
August 9, 2018 12:03 am

BETHLEHEM — Two arrests were made in connection with counterfeit $100 bills in Delmar on Tuesday, July 31, according to the Bethlehem Police Department.

Anthony C. Caldwell, 23, and Madelyn Garcia, 18, both of the Bronx, were arrested and face numerous felony charges.

The arrests were made after police were called to the Delmar CVS at around 2:30 p.m. for a report of a female customer trying to use a $100 bill thought to be counterfeit to make a purchase, police said.

“The suspect left the store and store employees provided information on a vehicle that the subject fled in,” according to a police statement.

The vehicle was later stopped by Bethlehem police on Delaware Avenue, at the border of the city of Albany.

“Inside the vehicle police located 30 counterfeit $100 bills, one counterfeit $20 bill, a bulletproof vest, and police uniforms,” according to the statement. “Bethlehem Police also located two counterfeit $100 bills at the Delmar CVS.”

Caldwell and Garcia were each charged with 10 felony counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Garcia was also charged with one misdemeanor count of attempted petit larceny, and Caldwell faces one misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and a violation of driving with tinted windows, according to police.

Additional charges are pending, police said.

Caldwell and Garcia were arraigned in the Town of Bethlehem Court. Garcia was remanded to the Albany County Jail without bail, “due to having just been released on bail for robbery cases in New York City,” according to the police statement. Caldwell was remanded to the Albany County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

The investigation by the Bethlehem Police Department is continuing, with the assistance of the United States Secret Service.

“Bethlehem Police are continuing their investigation into the police uniforms that were located in the vehicle, and what other stores the subjects had been to prior to the CVS in Delmar,” according to the police statement.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bethlehem Police Department at 518-439-9973.