Fake money used at convenience store leads to arrests

REHOBOTH, Mass. (WPRI) – Several people were arrested after a store clerk thought they were passing counterfeit $20 bills.

According to Rehoboth police, they received a call from the clerk Tuesday afternoon who reported two men entered the store and bought items with what he thought was fake money.

A third male walked in shortly later and bought similar items. That’s when the cashier noticed the money said “for motion picture use only” on it.

All three subjects took off in what appeared to be a black sedan though officers located the vehicle near Roberts Road a short time later.

Police say Brandon Ralph, 18, of Rehoboth, was driving. Officials say they found a large quantity of fake $20 and $50 bills inside.

After further investigation, police say one of the suspects bought the fake money on the internet.

All three of them have been charged with uttering a counterfeit note, possessing a counterfeit note, conspiracy, and larceny under $250.